Sharing DAD photos…..

Ok, I know. Sharing this idea again??? Just so you know, I share it every year πŸ™‚ For one, there are new followers who might not know about this idea, and two, I gives everyone a good reminder.

Father’s Day is coming up now that is officially June 1st! I thought I would post this idea “early” giving you 3 weeks to “craft” this up. And with the magic of 1 hour photo you could even wait until the day before Father’s day and still get this gift put together in time! 
It’s a “tradition” to give this gift on Father’s day and yes Dad knows it’s coming and expects it, but it’s one of his favorite gifts. πŸ™‚ 
1. Snatch up some wooden letters – you need 1 “D” and 1 “A” 
2. Photograph your children with the letters. 1 Letter for each photo
3. Pick our your favorite shots and edit if necessary. Submit to your local 1 hour photo. 
4. While your prints are being processed shop for a frame that has 3 slots/openings for your pictures! 
Put it all together and gift it to Dad on Father’s day! 
More options?:
What about gifting one to “GRANDPA” or “PAPA”

Do you have a lot of kids? Spell out the word “FATHER” instead of Dad. 
Update each year for Father’s Day and store last years pictures behind the current year. Then reminisce each year on how much your kids/family and your photography skills have grown! πŸ˜‰ 



  1. I like that idea!!

  2. Love the idea, definitely gonna use it this year!! Thanks.

  3. Oooh, LOVE this idea! I’m so doing this.

  4. This is such a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait to try this.

  5. wonderful! If you blog about it later this month, be sure to let me know so I can stop by and see how yours turned out! πŸ™‚

  6. I love this idea when i saw this last year when you posted it. I think I’m going to try it! Thanks for the ideas!

  7. Thanks for sharing such a great idea! Its easy and adorable.

  8. THANKS FOR POSTING!!!!!!! I almost forgot about doing this!!!! My Dad and hubby loved these last year and I can’t wait to put up pictures of Maddie one year older.


    smooches to you and the kiddos – can’t wait to see your piture with your new addition!!!! One kiddo for each letter this year! πŸ™‚

  9. Hey i love this… We did it this year already but i did a 8by10 of the 3 together that said I (heart) you then did the 3 4by7 of the DAD but we did modpod letters.

    Turned out so cute! He hung it in the office and everyone loves it! thanks for all the great ideas!

  10. We did this last year and I just took pictures yesterday to do it this year. I was just going to post about this!

  11. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing. I LOVE your blog!

  12. Very sweet idea! Now if only I can get my lil girl to smile while holding the letter!

  13. thank you so much for posting that! Its perfect for my husband.

  14. Cute, cute, perfectly cute idea! Grandpas, especially, are so hard to shop for. They dote on their grandkids, so this is perfect! Thanks!

  15. We are going to do the DAD pics this year!!

  16. Here’s the link to my photos!!!
    Thank you again for posting this.

  17. Ok, I did it! I just posted it on my fam blog. Again, thanks for the great idea. You’re my crafty hero. πŸ™‚

  18. I can’t wait to see the photo from this year!!!!

    I just posted mine! πŸ™‚

  19. I did this for father’s day for my husband from my two kids. It turned out awesome. Wish I could post it.

  20. Thank you for this idea. I love how ours turned out. Check out my blog if you have a chance.

  21. Hey there Megan! I loved this idea and did it for both my husband and our dads as well. I just posted it to my blog and linked back to your blog:) Thanks for sharing a wonderful idea! I plan to do this each year and start a new tradition in our family!


  22. I am linking to this at

  23. I am doing this one! Thanks so much for the wonderful idea!


  24. Thank you, thank you… you’re my hero and rescuer for Father’s Day this year!

    We are missionaries in Ukraine, so we don’t have wooden English letters available to us here. But, I am just cutting the letters out of cardstock & I think ours will turn out just as cute. They also don’t sell the 3-photo frames either, but I’m sure I can figure something else.

    Thanks for getting me headed in the right direction!

  25. This is such a cool idea. Keep posting it every year because we all need a good reminder!!

  26. Hi! Just over from the Crafty Crow! I LOVE this idea! I’m going to do this with my kids this year!
    Thank you for the idea!
    ~ joey ~

  27. How did you do the grandpa pics?

  28. krissy – a photo editing program where you can group all the pics together πŸ™‚

  29. Hi Megan- I just love your father’s day idea and I would like to ask permission to use it for our Father’s Day features @ theclassroomcreative. I always ask bloggers for the ok before I use a picture of their children. you can email me at Thanks, and hope to hear from you soon- karen

  30. i really want to do the picture above and spell out grandpa but have no idea where to find a frame like that. Please help, anyone!

    • Brassyapple says

      Hello Cindy!

      My suggestion would be Michaels, Joanns, Hobby Lobby….. This post is from 2009 so I think you’ll have to do some digging and shopping to find a frame! πŸ™‚ good luck!

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