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Put favorite photos on display for art that fills you with love and pride

Upon entering someone's home for the first time, it's not the art (no matter how impressive) that captures my attention, it's the family photos. Black-and-white or sepia-toned images invite me in for a closer look. My ears twitch in anticipation to hear the story behind the photo. Get the idea? I love family photos. We all have them packed away somewhere in the attic, but wouldn't you agree they would serve a greater benefit front and center in the public areas of your home? Here are 8 reasons why family photos make you feel so good inside.
eclectic bedroom by Sweet as a Candy
Family photos remind you of a proud heritage. Displaying photos of your ancestors reminds you to celebrate your family's roots, which instills pride and builds your self esteem.
by Sweet as a Candy
traditional staircase by Brownhouse Design, Los Altos, CA
Family photos make a statement about what's important to you.Without asking, visitors are aware of the value you place on familial relationships. The display also provides them a more intimate look into your life they may otherwise never encounter.
by Brownhouse Design, Los Altos, CA
eclectic living room by A Few Things From My Life
Family photos tell the story of a place in time. Photos of a graduation class, military brigade or community association are generally documented with a sign indicating the date and location of the photo. Information like this can fill a gap in a family timeline.
by A Few Things From My Life
traditional staircase by Between Naps on the Porch
Family photos boost your antique collection. Alongside the mirrors and wall decor, family photos make the entire vignette look like a collection of heirlooms. Wouldn't the grandfather clock in this photo be 10 times more interesting if it belonged to the man pictured on the wall? 
by Between Naps on the Porch
eclectic bedroom by Incorporated
Family photos provide a source of inexpensive art. You alone can decide how much you want to spend to have photos custom framed, but there are also many budget-friendly alternatives that allow you to frame photos with archival quality. Update decor with a mix of photos and art for a casually modern look.
by Incorporated
traditional family room by Annette English
Family photos provide a sense of representation. It's a wonderful feeling to have a comfortable place to call home. Seeing your photo exhibited in a prominent spot emphasizes that feeling of belonging. 
by Annette English
eclectic living room by rossana
Family photos comfort you. My grandmother was my best friend. I often wish she could be present to witness all of the joy I've experienced since she's been gone, but the photos in my home remind me of the sweet memories we shared together. Keep these photos in areas you tend to spend most of your time, especially when you need great comfort.
by rossana
eclectic bedroom by Jamie Laubhan-Oliver
Family photos help your children remember their ancestors. For younger children, story time is already a part of their everyday routine. Just think of how much richer the experience would be if you included tales of their family members doing extraordinary things, and having the photos to prove it. They will remember these stories forever and repeat them to their own children.