Your ring finger is now clad in a shining new band and your wedding attire tucked away safely. Plus, you have some of the most heartfelt and emotional wedding photos you’ve ever seen. There are shots of laughter, dancing, loved ones, and all the pretty little details from your big day. This truly creates a conundrum; what should you do with the gorgeous, professional photographs from your wedding day? We came up with three creative ways to put those wedding photos to good use.

  • Create a tasteful art piece

Your photographer probably captured a fine art moment. Perhaps an image of your clasped hands during dinner or a whimsical silhouette image of you two. These creative images – the ones that focus on something other than your face – make the perfect, tasteful art piece for your home. Simply turn it into a wrapped edge canvas and hang it in a place of prominence. Snapfish provides beautiful canvases at an affordable price.

  • Send holiday ecards

You probably have a favorite photo from your wedding day, and it deserves more attention than a casual Facebook post! Hang on to that perfect photo and display it in a photo-feature ecard! Wish everyone a Happy New Year, Happy Thanksgiving, or Happy 4th of July while reminding them of just how much fun they had at your wedding (… and what a gorgeous couple you are, while you’re at it). Paperless Post offers a wide variety of artistic and timely photo-feature holiday ecards and a user-friendly website for creating the perfect greeting card. Or, if you haven’t yet sent out your wedding invitations, they have a lovely collection.

  • Send gifts to your loved ones

Everyone loves to see professional photos of themselves – especially when they’re all dolled-up and having fun! When you come across an especially flattering image of a college friend or close relative, print it out and mail it to them. Not only will your loved one get to see how rocking they looked at your wedding, they’ll also know that you were thinking of them. If it happens to be their birthday, send it in a frame that suits their personal style.