Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dad photos for Father's Day

Every year, along with the electronics, the BBQ tools, and the gift cards, I like my little girl to have something to give her dad for Father's Day that reminds him of why it is so wonderful to be a father. This year we went with a sweet dad photo for his office.

The nice thing about the name Dad, is that you only need two letters. Lots of craft stores have cute letters to pick from or to buy plain and design your own. These white ones come from Hobby Lobby for $2.99 a letter.

We did a quick photo shoot using the two letters. We put extra emphasis on getting good pictures with the letter D because we would need two of the letters for the collage. Mostly I want to showcase her sweet, silly personality.

When we came home, I loaded the pictures in Picasa and created an 8x10 collage. Select the three pictures you want in your collage and then select the Create menu at the top of the Picasa screen. Under create, select picture collage.

Make sure under page format that your collage is set to 8x10 or whatever size you want your collage to be for your dad and then take it to be printed. Easy and fast, perfect as a last minute gift.
If you want a full tutorial on how to make the collage for dad, you can go here.

Don't worry, I didn't spoil his present by posting it on here. He peeked a long time ago. I guess he doesn't love surprises. :)


Cranberry Morning said...

Surprise or not, that is a wonderful Father's Day gift! And the photos seem to really capture a sweet, fun personality. Very well done! :-)

Kenzie CBMommyhood said...

I was going to do this for John's birthday since Father's day is right around the corner and I don't have enough time to be sneaky and get them done haha! This is such a wonderful idea :)

Tiffany said...

What a cute idea! :)

Annmarie Pipa said...

a perfect thoughtful gift!!