My friend Steve had the nervous habit of cutting out photos of people and standing them up on his desk. It was the strangest thing Iâ€™d ever seen but I loved it so much I asked to borrow the idea. I think itâ€™s a great way to show off your photos in a very different way. I like being surrounded by a crowd when Iâ€™m at my desk. I also like to think about my family and friends and see their smiling faces. It just makes me feel great.
SUGGESTION: Do the photos on your computer!
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Cut out your photos in any way that you like depending on the photo. I like to take out the background and just leaf the face and upper body.
Cut out a rectangle that is about 3â€ by 1 1/2 inches
Score a line lengthwise down the cardboard about 1/2 inch from the edge and bend it
Glue the 1/2 inch part to the back of the photo with the glue stick
Leave about 1/8â€ between the bottom of the photo and the bottom of the rectangle so that it leans back at a very slight angle
Make a bundle of these and see how your day improves