We all need a little inspiration once in a while, whether it’s in the form of a historic leader, fictional character, or a hometown hero. So, who has inspired you and your family? Snap photos of your heroes in action, or collect photos and artifacts of those who have had the biggest influence on you throughout you or your children’s lives.
1. Hometown Heroes
Think about your community and someone in it who is working to make a difference, whether it’s helping out others, adding something unique to the neighborhood, or even saving lives. Visit them in person, snap a photo, and share their story with others.
2. Teacher’s Pet
Did the encouragement and support of a particular teacher, from grade school, high school, or college, help steer you or your child in the right direction? Dig through school photos to find a picture of them. Maybe even try to contact them to let them know the difference they made.
3. Sports Fan
If you or your children are into sports, was there a particular coach or trainer who had provided lasting inspiration? Get a photo together on the field, in the ring, or on the court!
4. Dress Up
I’m sure we’ve all tried at one point in our childhood to emulate our heroes by dressing up as them. Fashioning a cape out of a towel, or look through your old photos, or capture your own child in a heroic pose.
5. Historic Hero
Look back in your family history (maybe talk to a grandparents or great aunt) to find a hero in your family. Maybe a war vet, pioneering woman, firefighter or police officer. Then try to find a photo of this person and share the story with your own children.
6. Blast from the Past
Who was your childhood hero? Look through your old archives or maybe your parents’ attic for any old artifacts, like comic books, photos, letters you may have collected as a child.
7. Musical Mentor
Have a passion for music? Who is your musical hero? Take some photos at a concert, or even try to meet them backstage. Maybe your hero is on a much more personal level, like a piano teacher or singing coach who really inspired you or your child.
8. Food to the Rescue
Everyone loves food, especially when it comes delivered with love. Who is your food hero? Maybe it’s someone that taught you how to cook, your local ice cream truck on a hot summer day, a neighbor who brings over homemade pies, or grandma with her famous cookies. Capture them with their delicious treats or hard at work in the kitchen.
9. Quote Unquote
Think of a quote or proverb from a famous author, philosopher and leader that has really inspired you or motivated you. Then take a self-portrait that you think brings that quote to life!
10. At The Movies
From Hans Solo to Scarlet O’Hara, the big screen is full of even bigger heroes. Pull out your camera and your creativity to recreate an iconic shot with your favorite cinematic hero.