Capture summer family photos and display them at your lake house to remind you of all the fun you had! Photos are an invaluable reminder of fun events frozen in time. They bring back memories of the people and times that form the fabric of your life. Photos are like an inventory and a record of who was there, where you were, what you were doing and the moment’s mood. A photo captures the ones that you cherish and allows you to relive those happy times over and over with clarity.
Best Wall/Display and Digital Photo Frame
Overall Rating – 4.6/5
With this set of nine frames, you will not have to choose between which pictures to hang; you will be able to hand them all! Each frame is 12 X 12 with an inside mat, should you decide to use it, of 8 X 8.
Overall Rating – 4.4/5
Another set from Gallery Perfect, this photo wall kit contains seven various size frames in classic black. There is one 12 X 16 that will hold an 8 X 10 using the mat. Two 8 X 10 frames with a mat for 5 X 7 images and four 6 X 8 frames matted for 4 X 6 images.
Overall Rating – 4.5 /5
This ten-piece set will help you do just that. In a variety of sizes, you will be able to display the timeline of your summer family photos and all the fun at the lake house. The set comes in black with two 8 X 10 frames, four 5 X 7’s, and four 4 X 6’s.
Overall Rating – 4.6/5
Make a statement with this large 11 X 14 gallery-style picture frame in a matte black. The frame includes a white beveled mat that is the right size for an 8 X 10 picture.
Overall Rating – 4.7/5
The ultimate in digital frames, you will be able to share your summer at the lake with friends and family. You can send photos from your Aura App to any digital photo frame in your Aura network. The frame is iOS/Android phone and tablet compatible with Alexa.
Overall Rating – 4.6/5
The size of the Pix-Star 15 inch photo frame makes the images seem to jump out of the frame with their clarity and vivid colors.
Overall Rating – 4.7/5
Definitely a one-of-a-kind whiskey glass, this 11-ounce rock glass is a real conversation starter. Each glass is hand-sculpted to make a truly unique gift for yourself or someone else.
Overall Rating – 4.3/5
This is a great photo frame to have on the nightstand next to your bed at the lake house. This handy frame will also display the time and calendar for you.
Best Wall/Display Photo Frame
There are some of the summer family photos that are just too good to keep to yourself. They deserve to be displayed on the walls of your lake house and celebrated. The frames listed below will help you do just that!
With this set of nine frames, you will not have to choose between which pictures to hang; you will be able to hand them all! Each frame is 12 X 12 with an inside mat, should you decide to use it, of 8 X 8. The classic white mat is removable, or just place the pictures over the top and leave the mat in the frame. This is the perfect way to display the summer family photos that were part of the summer fun at the lake. The black frames go with any and all decor. Use these frames all over your lake house or create a summer collage in one room. Take the guesswork and difficulty out of accurate hanging by using the included template. Multiple layouts give you different display options, and the template allows you to get the nails in the perfect place every time!
Another set from Gallery Perfect, this photo wall kit contains seven various size frames in classic black. There is one 12 X 16 that will hold an 8 X 10 using the mat. Two 8 X 10 frames with a mat for 5 X 7 images and four 6 X 8 frames matted for 4 X 6 images. These various sizes and the fact that you can use them with or without the mats give you many varied possibilities to display all of your summer memories. Hang the frames vertically or horizontally with the included hanging hardware. A handy template gives you options for multiple layouts. When you use the template, there is no need for a level or measuring tape. Just affix the template to the wall with painters tape, and put a nail in the indicated spot for each picture. So easy! As with the Gallery Perfect frames listed above, there are two sets of modern art prints that come with the frames.
You know that your summer went by too fast, and there were so many good moments to capture! This ten-piece set will help you do just that. In a variety of sizes, you will be able to display the timeline of your summer family photos and all the fun at the lake house. Also, the set comes in black with two 8 X 10 frames, four 5 X 7’s, and four 4 X 6’s. Hang on the wall in a collage of summer recollections or use the easel stands to place the pictures around your lake house. Once you start looking through your summer photos, it will be hard to select just ten to frame!
Make a statement with this large 11 X 14 gallery-style picture frame in a matte black. The frame includes a white beveled mat that is the right size for an 8 X 10 picture. Choose your most precious summer memory or the photo taken at the family barbecue on the lake.
You could also make the munchkin in your life feel extra special by framing a piece of their artwork. The hanging wire and brackets give you the option of hanging the frame horizontally or vertically. Capturing that favorite summer moment will make you smile each time you see it displayed!
Digital Photo Frames
What about the people that you want to share precious photos with? Not just the unique or spectacular moments, but also the everyday, mundane events that make up your life. Those moments are just as important. But there are so many of them! How do you share them all?
Today’s modern digital photo frames give you the ability to share with family and friends no matter where in the world they are. If that wasn’t enough, it is easy to do so, and easy for you to do for a parent or grandparent even if they live far away. Listed below are digital frames that make sharing precious memories a breeze!
The ultimate in digital frames, you will be able to share your summer at the lake with friends and family. You can send photos from your Aura App to any digital photo frame in your Aura network. The frame is iOS/Android phone and tablet compatible with Alexa. This allows anyone in your family to share photos via WiFi.
You won’t ever have to feel that you might have too many summer family photos for the frame to hold as this digital photo frame will store 100,000+ memories. Using the phone to frame option through the free app makes it easy to invite family and friends to share. The photos are high resolution and crisp and clear. The frame will also automatically balance itself to the room’s light, so every picture is vivid.
The size of the Pix-Star 15 inch photo frame makes the images seem to jump out of the frame with their clarity and vivid colors. You will be able to capture and convey the essence of lake living in the summer with this large display. WiFi-enabled at 2.4 GHz, it only takes minutes to set up. With the free app, you can connect up to 25 frames!
That would be quite the sharing network! The frame will hold 30,000 images, which is a whole lot of summer fun captured! This clever photo frame delivers pictures by using photo-mail and is a perfect gift for parents, grandparents or relatives overseas.
The frame has a dedicated email address, which allows you to share photos instantly anywhere in the world.
Each frame comes with a free online account that has unlimited storage. You can add or delete albums and pictures and customize slideshows. The frame comes with a handy remote or uses the controls on the back of the frame. If that was not enough, you can listen to web radio stations or plug your USB stick or an SD card and the frame will play audio files. There are pre-loaded games on the frame, and also the option of having the frame send you a notification for appointments, birthdays, or special events. You will be able to share your summer adventures with all of your loved ones from one device!
Share your memorable photos from the lake instantly with the Nixplay smart photo frame. This is perfect for sharing with grandma and grandpa. It would be especially nice for those college kids off on their own for the first time. You can share moments and memories to help keep them included and in touch.
Send your summer family photos to their frames and invite others to share pictures to your frame. The Nixplay App for iOS and Android gives you control over your frame and allows you to manage it from your smart device.
Compatible with Amazon Alexa, you can ask Alexa for a particular playlist. Mount the frame on the wall or display it on a desk or table.
Choose if you want portrait or landscape. A motion sensor will turn the frame on and off. You won’t run out of room to load your summer picture on this frame. 85% of the reviewers on Amazon gave the Nixplay a 4.7 out of 5 stars!
This is a great photo frame to have on the nightstand next to your bed at the lake house. This handy frame will also display the time and calendar for you. It also has an energy-saving sensor that will turn the frame on and off. You can display thousands of your lake living pictures and adventures.
All you need to do is insert a USB stick or a memory card to display your favorites on the screen. For ease of use, a remote control will manage how your photos are displayed. With a stylish black finish, this compact frame will fit in any room of your lake house.
Framed Photos Add To the Decor
In the world today, picture frames are not considered a luxury, and anyone who wants to frame a picture can find one that will suit their needs and taste. Photos and picture frames have become an essential element in the interior design of our homes. Picture frames contribute to the atmosphere of a house. They can make a plain space bright and interesting.
A Brief History Of Frames
You may think that framing a picture to commemorate an event or display a loved one is an activity that has been in evidence the past few hundred years.
I was surprised to learn that framing pictures as a way to display artwork was used not hundreds of years ago, but thousands of years ago.
Some of the earliest examples of this were found in Egyptian tombs. Pictures painted on wood then had a “frame” carved into the same piece of wood.
Framing Pictures Today
Famous artist Vincent VanGogh felt that framing was an essential part of presenting a picture. He said, “A picture without a frame is like a soul without a body.” Pretty strong words, but they are understandable. Even today, frames give our photos an emphasis and validate the content of the frame. By framing your photos, you are protecting your memories, and the picture itself.
A framed photo can add pizzazz to your lake house and be conversation starters. You can show the summer photos on your phone with friends, but framing them makes them stand out even more. Framing your favorite photos tells the view something about you. It shows what and who you value. Whether it is a photo of loved ones or artwork created by a grandchild, those framed images indicate what you hold dear.
Tips On Hanging Summer Family Photos
1. Plot Out Your Display: lay the pictures out on the floor to see the order they look best in
2. If You Think It Looks Good, It Does: these are your photos and your house. If you like it, that is all that counts.
3. Position On The Wall: pictures are often hung too high. Hang your photo lower so that it relates closer to the furniture
4. Don’t Forget To Measure: most people just like to guess, but if you want your framed photo to look symmetrical or line up with others, get out the measuring tape.
5. Use the Images to Create a Focal Point: hang the photos so that they are part of the room, not separate from it. Darker pictures draw the focus to the bottom of a grouping, so put a darker photo towards the top.
6. Blank Walls: if you end up with some blank walls, leave them alone. They will put more emphasis on the framed photos.
7. Oops! If you make a mistake, start over. Spackling will solve that issue.
The pictures that you put in a frame tell the world what is important to you. They tell the people in those frames that they are important to you. So frame the best summer memories and the best summer people and hang them for all to see!