The Snapfish team searched high and low to find the perfect retro photos to spotlight for Mother’s Day. We looked through camera rolls and family albums, past mantels and hallway galleries, and in scrapbooks and shoeboxes. Take a look at some of our favorite finds, and get inspired to dig up your own vintage photos. We guarantee that those throwback gems will make the perfect photo gifts for the moms in your life!
Home sweet home
Nothing stirs up Mom’s nostalgia more than your childhood home. Find a photo of the whole family gathered by the front door, and show it off on a tabletop panel.
“Thank you, Mom, for teaching me how to rock a bonnet while holding a blue bunny.” – Nan C., Senior Copywriter
Three of a kind
Photograph multiple generations as little ones wearing the same outfit. This precious dress was made in 1934 by Tish’s (our amazing Site Manager) great grandmother for Tish’s grandmother. Pictured left to right is Tish’s mom, Tish, and Tish’s daughter, Addy.
“Thanks for being my role model, Mom – and also a major trendsetter.” – Tish R., Site Manager
Finding Polaroid images like this is GOLD in the age of Instagram and #ThrowbackThursday. Scan and upload the photo to your Snapfish account to use on any project!
“Thank you, Mom, for teaching me to not take life too seriously and have a little fun along the way.” – Roger T., Digital Marketing Manager
Grin and share it
There’s nothing more adorably contagious than a smiling baby! Show off you and your mom’s smiling faces on a mug (even if those teeth haven’t quite come in yet).
“Thank you, Mom, for teaching me to keep looking up, no matter what.” – Marissa A., Communications Manager
Down in front
Choose a photo where you’re the center of attention, even if you’re only three feet tall. Display art and important notes with a magnet!
“Thank you, Mom, for sharing your vintage fashion sense with me. (Though, to be honest, I would have paired a belt with this muumuu.)” – Elysa H., Content Engagement Lead
Your mom has always been up for any adventure. Reflect on a fun outing and how she always supports all of your endeavors, big and small.
“Thank you, Mom, for teaching me how to keep climbing!” – Alison M., Junior Copywriter
Share your favorite throwback photos with us on Instagram #Snapfish or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.