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August 2016

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    Staying Connected Across The Miles: Family Photo Map for less than $2

    Raise your hand if you have family living all over the country…or the world? Most people do! We are lucky to have close relationships with our extended families and we try to get together at least once a year.

    I’m a sucker for school supplies and picked up a United States map in the dollar section a couple of years ago and promptly forgot about it after it got lost in my craft drawers.

    A few months ago, I was digging around and discovered it again. It happened to be around the time I was reconfiguring our playroom. The map immediately added some unique (and educational!) decor, but I wanted to add more.

    One day my oldest and I were talking about where each of our extended families live and I had an idea to put small photos of each family in the state in which they live.

    Family Map

    This project is so simple, quick and inexpensive! All you need is a US (or world!) map and small photos of any family members you want to include. I laminated mine so they would be more durable, but that isn’t necessary.¬†After you print and cut the photos, add them to appropriate location.

    So many discussions could come out of this project! Where does your family live? Who lives where? How many states/countries away is that? What do you know about where they live? Lots of options! Enjoy this fun, inexpensive way to connect your family despite the long distances!