Bringing two families together and trying to blend them into one can be very difficult. If you are a single parent with kids and you marry another single parent with kids, chaos can ensue. Different households have different rules, different foods, different bedtimes and different expectations. Combining all of these things into one household that flows smoothly can be trying. Anytime you can do something nice to make everyone feel like one big family can be beneficial.
Making a canvas through us and turning your photo into words can be one such nice idea that everyone in the new household can enjoy. The first step is to have some family photos taken. You can invite a friend or neighbor over and have a casual photo session. Having everyone dress in the same color scheme can be pleasing to the eye but avoid insisting on matching outfits. During this transition you may find the kids are afraid of losing their identity and fostering their independent streak is a good thing.
For this session do not get any his kids/her kids pictures. This session is all about “your” kids and the whole family should be in the photos. Be sure to get several different shots and mix up the subjects in the photograph so everyone is truly blended. Take some sunny shots too, it may help to loosen everyone up! Make sure you have your photographer take a bunch of different images so you will definitely be able to get the best one.
To make your photo to text image you will need a picture and words. Then just like your family we blend the two together. When you are close up to the image you can read the words and as you back away from the image then the picture comes into focus. It is wonderful and wouldn’t this canvas look perfect right above the mantle or television set? A wonderful way to showcase your new family!
First, you will pick out the best picture from your photo shoot. Make sure that everyone looks good in it so now one feels left out. Then you will need to decide on the words you plan to use. There can be several different ways that you can go with this idea. This is a time to delve into what makes your new family so unique and wonderful!
Second, you pick the words. One idea would be to use everyone’s names. It is probably a good idea to just use first and middle names so most likely everyone does not share the same last name. You can add in their birthdays too. You can also add in the date that you and your new spouse were wed to tie in the idea that your wedding date was the day that everyone became one big family.
You can also write something about your family and use that as well. If the transition has not been as difficult and you think the kids would like to contribute, then you can certainly have each of them write something as well. This is a neat way to capture the memories of how everyone feels venturing on this new journey together.
Third, you will upload your picture to our site and add your words as well. The image is created online and you can order it in several different sizes. Our canvases come into multiple sizes and you can pick the one that works best for the space you plan to hang the canvas in. You can also order the image as a .jpg file if that would work better for you. If you like, you are able to share the images on Facebook and Twitter!
It will truly be a nice feeling when you receive the high quality canvas in the mail. When you hang it on the wall you are showing everyone in the new family that you are all in this new thing together. The kids will love the fact that their picture was literally put into words! The kids will also have fun showing off the one of a kind canvas artwork to their friends! Most likely, none of them will have seen anything like it before!
Another thought would be to order copies of the image and give them out to the grandparents. It is a nice gesture that can help towards encouraging all of the new family members to come together. Anytime you can encourage an environment of love and belonging you have done something well. Congratulations on your new blended family and have fun creating your one of a kind piece of artwork!