Sharing Family Photos

14570371_SMany people love to collect and share photos of their children and grandchildren, and parents know that these are appreciated gifts. If you have people in your life who want photos of your family, it pays to think about the best delivery system.

A photo album provides the traditional approach to photos. If you are a scrapbooker, you might want to give key family members albums with removable pages, and give them updates to add regularly. This way they can enjoy the photos and also take part in the story of your trips or holidays.

14234026_SFor family members with limited space, consider giving a digital photo frame. This way they can have multiple photos within one small area. Updates are also easy – just load additional photos on the frame when you see them or send a flash drive for those family members who are tech-savvy. You may also want to give a pocket digital photo carrier so grandma can carry it in her purse to share with friends.

19428252_SOne fun gift for family requires some pre-planning. By taking holiday or seasonal photos of your child or children for a year, or even seasonal family photos, you can give personalized photo calendars in December with a different seasonally-appropriate photo for each month. For doting grandparents, aunts and uncles, this calendar is so much more fun and appreciated than a generic one picked up at a bookstore, and not that much more expensive.

Thanks to digital photography, photos of loved ones provide easy and welcome presents. You can share the joy of your family by giving thoughtful photos presented in inviting ways.