There are so many clever ways to document your family that go beyond the traditional family photos. While of course I love having family photos taken, it’s fun to switch things up – especially when littles are involved and your family is constantly changing. When Mae was a baby, I cross stitched a family portrait that hangs in our living room (I used this Martha Stewart tutorial) and I can’t wait to do another once baby #2 arrives!

Here’s a few other favorite ideas I’ve found from some amazingly talented handmade shops.

1 |  Customized Plush Doll Families

Five Creative Ways to Document Your Family | Thrifty Littles BlogCitizens Collectible

Five Creative Ways to Document Your Family | Thrifty Littles BlogTimo-Handmade

2 |  Customized Peg Doll Families

Five Creative Ways to Document Your Family | Thrifty Littles BlogMade by Layla

Five Creative Ways to Document Your Family | Thrifty Littles BlogPeg & Plum (look at the preggo mama!)

Five Creative Ways to Document Your Family | Thrifty Littles BlogGoose Grease

3 |  Customized Family Illustrations

Five Creative Ways to Document Your Family | Thrifty Littles BlogMy Little Buffalo

Five Creative Ways to Document Your Family | Thrifty Littles BlogBlanka Biernat Illustration

Five Creative Ways to Document Your Family | Thrifty Littles BlogHello Lovely People

4 |  Customized Family iPhone Cases

Five Creative Ways to Document Your Family | Thrifty Littles BlogMy Little Buffalo

5 |  Customized Family Wall Hangings

Pink Cheeks Studios Family Wall HangingPink Cheeks Studios

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Five Creative Ways to Document Your Family | Thrifty Littles

Five Creative Ways to Document Your Family | Thrifty Littles