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Your vacation photos deserve better than a slow slide to obscurity on your phone’s camera roll. Here are six fun ways to let them shine.


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Boomf lets you turn your photos into marshmallows.Supplied

Chances are you’ve never muttered the words, “That beach looks good enough to eat.” But there’s a first time for everything. Choose up to nine different photos and turn your Instagram did into a delicious treat. US$21.50;

Postage stamps

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Turn your photos into custom postage stamps with Canada Post.Supplied

Even if you only mail cards during the holiday season, it’s still fun to have a stack of stamps emblazoned with your smiling vacation face on hand. Use them to mail your next set of postcards for a double dose of trip boasting. From $35 for 25;

Post-it Notes

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Shutterfly can turn your photos into custom Post-it notes.Supplied

Brighten up the nagging chore notes you leave for your spouse by turning them into a reminder of when you were both totally relaxed. Maybe the memory of pina coladas will make taking out the garbage marginally less dreary. From US$5.99 for 50 (different styles available);

Phone case

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Customize your phone case with your own travel shots with Casetify.Supplied

By connecting directly with your Instagram account, Casetify makes it a cinch to create a custom look for your iPhone, iPad, MacBook and select Samsung devices. But with 37 templates to choose from plus eight filter options, settling on a look might take as long as perfecting your selfie angles. From US$25;

Daily calendar

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Take enough photos and you could build your own 365-day calendar.Supplied

Are you a snap-happy type who takes thousands of photos each trip? A 365-photo-a-day calendar is made for you. The thick paper and matte finish also makes this a bold accessory for your office desk. Not that you’ll be counting down the days until your next break or anything. US$45;

Poster-size print

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PosterJack can turn your travel shots into a glossy acrylic print.Supplied

If you want to go a more traditional route and actually hang a photo on a wall, check out the many made-in-Canada styles available from Toronto-based Posterjack. For a bright, modern look opt for a glossy acrylic print and practise saying, “Yes, I shot that.” Starting at $74.99 for an 8 x 10 print;

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