A lightbox is a great addition to the home and they have become more and more popular recently. I was recently sent one by the lovely people at Gingersnap and I have been having a lot of fun with it.
Whilst having fun with our new lightbox I thought it would be a great idea to put together a list of fun ways to use a lightbox. You may find some new, fun and interesting ideas here that may convince you to either buy one or reinvent your existing one if it’s been sat collecting dust recently.
From birthday parties to weddings to christenings. Use your lightbox to tell your guests what you want them to know, or send a message to the special person being celebrated.
An Inspirational Quote
Whether it’s for yourself or someone else, there’s nothing quite like an inspirational or motivational quote to start the day with. The lightbox can be the perfect place to put one.
Jo of More Than Blush says “I have one in my little boy’s bedroom and I put an inspirational quote on it every morning to start us off in a positive mood”.
Who doesn’t love a pretty Instagram feed. Use a lightbox to add character to your images and have fun with it at the same time.
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I’ve had longer off this than I care to admit. Spending today doing a little bit to get back into it. Having a bit of fun with our new @getgingersnap lightbox too. Hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday and the missing hour hasn’t affected you too bad. #gingersnap #lightbox #sunday
Messages For Children
Whether it’s a simple ‘Hello’ or something a little bit more advanced, there is no doubt that the kids will love to find a message especially for them. I particularly like using the lightbox with my Little Man to practise his spelling and reading.
Ar from Actual Ar says “I’d use it around the house to help my little girl with her early letter and word recognition. Just easy things like ‘books’ and then put it next to her bookshelf or ‘hands’ next to the sink to remind her to wash her hands etc.”
A Countdown To A Special Event
Is there anything more exciting than counting down the days to something that you are really looking forward to? It could be a birthday, a holiday, Christmas or Easter. Pop ‘Days To Go’ on one line and then you can just change the numbers each day. This is a great way to make use of the lightbox and one that the kids can get involved with each day.
Lightboxes are being used more frequently at weddings than ever before and why not? It’s a great idea.
Jodie from Maidenhead Mum says “You can use them at weddings in quite a few ways: a ‘hello’ from the Mr and Mrs when guests come into the reception or as table names, especially if you choose film stars as table names! Endless possibilities!”
Pregnancy And Baby Related Photographs
From birth announcements like this one from Lianne at Mrs Mummy Harris to weekly or monthly bump updates. The lightbox is a great way to keep family and friends updated on your progress.
Georgia from Gee Gardener says “Pregnancy-related photos look so lovely with these. Use the light box to put how many weeks you are in the background or even as an announcement.”
“I love the weekly pregnancy updates on IG. It’s an easy way to flick through and check bump progress week by week and then when the baby is here”, says Beth from Twinderelmo.
And why let the fun stop after you’ve had the baby. Continue your theme with monthly photos of your baby with the lightbox either in the foreground of the background detailing how many weeks or months old they are. Or even ‘first haircut’ pictures, ‘first day at school’, the list is endless!
Rhiannon from Toy Infinity uses hers whenever there is a bit of sporting banter or rivalry in the house. “To do a spot of football banter. Our house is Liverpool v Arsenal, defeat score lines tend to end up on the lightbox…”
It’s a lightbox like what you used to see at all of the old cinemas, so why not use them for your very own movie night. It’s something that the kids will love for sure.
Sara-Jayne from Keep Up With The Jones Family says “We use ours for the boys to surprise them with movie nights – we turn the living room into a cinema and advertise the film on it, they love it!”
Elf On The Shelf In December
A perfect idea is to get your resident Christmas Elf involved in lightbox shenanigans. No doubt he will leave all of the letters lying around whilst he’s leaving your little one a message for them to wake up to.
Chantele from Two Hearts One Roof had this very thing happen in her house. Take a look at the picture.
So you see there a multitude of fun ways to use a lightbox. You just need a bit of imagination and a few spare minutes. I hope you manage to use some of these suggestions in the future.
Have I missed any? How do you use your lightbox? Let me know in the comments.
I was provided with my lightbox by Gingersnap in return for a feature in this article.