Creative, interesting and fun, putting together a puzzle is one of the all time favourite family activities. You can both relax and use your brain at the same time.
It’s something that you can do in your own time and over as short or as long a period as you like. You can do it whilst listening to music or watching TV, it really is one of the most flexible types of fun.
For many years, I bought jigsaw puzzles from Wal-Mart and other department stores. After a while though, it gets boring piecing together the same generic pictures. At that point I started looking at alternative styles of jigsaws and came across photo puzzles. These let you choose your own picture, so you can actually make a jigsaw from a picture of your family or friends.
These photo puzzles gave new life to a tried and tested family activity. They bring together the fun of puzzle making while enjoying your favorite photo of the family, last vacation, or your favorite day such as your wedding. It’s a type of jigsaw that you want to do more than once, and also to lend to your close ones.
The best thing is that you’re not limited to a single photo. You can create a photo collage of all of your favourite digital photos and have them tell a story of an event or a time in yours, or someone else’s, life. It makes a wonderful keepsake or gift for just about anyone.
One of my children had a particularly wonderful and caring teacher. At the end of the school year, we gave her a picture collage that included photos of all the students in her class. She was genuinely pleased to receive this and has since told me of what an enjoyable time she had putting it together. She liked it so much that she framed it after she had completed it.
A photo collage puzzle is also ideal for celebrating a family reunion. These days we see a lot of reuniting going on between family and long lost friends. The internet is the perfect tool to collect old photos from friends and family and put these together into a wonderful photo collage.
Grandparents especially enjoy being given a unique gift such as this. It’s a perfect way for them to fill their long days whilst having fun and remembering the good times.
The other possibilities for photo collage jigsaw puzzles are almost endless. I’m sure you can think of a few more!