November 16, 2012

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words


Today I have a fun and EASY craft idea for those of you in long distance relationships. Actually, my sister-in-law gave me this idea (since I AM doing the long distance thing…which stinks!) but she said she’s going to do it during the day while her husband is at work – so it really can work for anyone.

You’ve all heard the saying, “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words” and it’s true. My husband LOVES getting and seeing pictures of me and our kids when he is away. It makes him feel like he is a part of our everyday life. So why not swap a picture (or several) a day! {Now I realize you could do this electronically VERY easily, but I kind of like the old fashioned/tangible way.}

Here’s what you need to do:


  • A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words {FREE Printable}
  • 2 Cheap 4×6 Photo Albums (I bought mine at Wal-mart for about $1 each)
  • Scissors
  • A camera

Print out our free printable and cut them out. I chose to back mine with red paper to make it pop a little more, but that is totally optional. Pick a date that you want to exchange them and write the date in. Then insert the printables into the covers of both photo albums.

Give it to your loved one and set-up some guidelines of how often you’ll take the pictures. It would be real fun if you took them at the same time each day, but it isn’t necessary. Then start snapping photos.

I can’t wait to exchange the albums and see the fun we’ve each had while thinking about the other! Need another fun idea for pictures with a spouse that is away? Check out our Flat Hubby idea.

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4 Responses to “A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words”

  1. Julie Julie says:

    I like how you get a whole album full of pictures when this arrives in the mail. I have a few friends whose husbands travel a lot and I think they would have fun doing this.

  2. Lindsey says:

    Love this idea! My husband and I were in a long distance relationship for two years, and any little thing helps and makes the relationship that much more fun! : )

  3. Kp says:

    how cute! i with i would have had this when the Mister was living in Mexico!

  4. Holly says:

    I love this idea! My husband leaves in a few weeks for a 12 week internship, and I’m really not looking forward to three months without him. :( Trying to make the best of it though.

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