James, Age 2 (A Photo Word Collage)

To capture a bit about what my young son is like as he turns 2, I used Picasa to add text to this photo.  
After uploading the photo, you click on “Text” 
Then you can chose your font (whatever fonts you have on your computer), move them around, make them bigger or smaller, and choose what color you want to use.  Then just hit “Apply” and save the picture.

Update: I no longer use Picasa to edit photos, but I find PicMonkey (free photo editing website) really easy to use and it gives you lots of creative freedom.  I do pay $5 a month so I can use all the premium features.  See more here:

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  1. March 15, 2012 / 11:04 am

    Megan, this is adorable! What a great way to remember a year!!

  2. March 15, 2012 / 1:07 pm

    I LOVE this!! I was wondering how I could do something like this! THANK YOU for the tutorial!! You are awesome!! 🙂

  3. March 15, 2012 / 1:40 pm

    Hi Megan – I love this idea! Looks like a magazine, and I bet lots of family members would love one too!

  4. March 15, 2012 / 2:02 pm

    Genious idea!! I don't have kids yet, but when I do, I'm keeping this in mind. It will be a great reminder of the things they do, say or are into at different ages. Love it!

  5. Carmel @ Our Fifth House
    March 15, 2012 / 12:25 pm

    What a fun way to remember this age. I want to start doing stuff like this more – it's easy to forget all the little things they like and say at each age.

  6. March 15, 2012 / 5:29 pm

    Wow, this looks like so much fun. What a wonderful idea, I think I need to give it a go. Thanks for sharing Megan.


  7. March 15, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    March 15, 2012 / 2:59 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!! I am absolutely loving this. What a darling idea. How sweet to make a book of these over the year. And such a sweet sweet photo.

  9. Heather
    March 15, 2012 / 3:01 pm

    Oh, I absolutely love this!

  10. Andrea
    March 15, 2012 / 5:25 pm


    we did this for Ava at 18 months! I can't wait to do it at age 2! what a fun way to remember the stage their in and look back.

  11. Allison
    March 15, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    How adorable and a fun way to document this stage of his life! James is so cute, Megan.

  12. Allison
    March 15, 2012 / 5:49 pm

    How adorable and a fun way to document this stage of his life! James is so cute, Megan.

  13. Crissy {house|four}
    March 15, 2012 / 11:03 pm

    So fun – I love this! Thanks for the tutorial too…I'll need that soon I'm sure!

  14. Lili
    March 16, 2012 / 4:29 am

    this is awesome! ive used picasa forever and never thought to do this with my son – i did do a different version that i think i posted in my blog but this one looks like a cover of a magazine!

  15. March 16, 2012 / 1:12 pm

    thank you. i've been wanting to do something like this! such a great way to capture the memories of that year!!!!

  16. March 21, 2012 / 8:10 am

    Love, love, love this! What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. April 18, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    Wow! I'm really impressed with how much your son can do. My son is almost two and can't do half of that. Love the idea 🙂

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