Especially since the invention of digital cameras (and the birth of Elyse) it seems like I have SO many pictures and don't know what to do with them all. I wanted to display as many of my favorites as possible without having a million picture frames around the house. So, I decided to make collages. So far, I have made one with our favorite pictures of 2007 and one with our favorite pictures of 2008. There were really simple to do on Shutterfly, and only cost about $16. I did the 16x20 display. I found these great frames at Ikea (LOVE only being a few exits away). I hung them one above the other and they have a big impact (especially because all our other walls are still bare!) I think I'm going to try and come up with a way to write the year on the mats without it looking tacky.
Also, for our favorite pictures of 2008, I made this photo book. Also, pretty easy to do on Shutterfly. I didn't take the time to write in captions or anything, but most of the pictures are pretty self explainitory. It's a nice place to have all our pictures together from the year.
And, to make my life easier for next year, I've created a folder on my desktop called "2009Favorites" where I can just copy and paste our favorite pictures as we take them (thanks for the idea Angela!). That way, when I go to make the collage and photo book, I don't have to sort through the entire year's pictures to find the favorites.