Share your family photos with others
Besides reunions, your family can share photos at graduations, weddings and funerals. Prepare the photos ahead of time. Write the names of the people on the back of the picture, using a photo safe pencil. Some may use a small post-it note that sticks to the bottom of the photo, or write directly on the display board.
Share these types of photos:
The Early Years (birth to age 13)
First of all, you will want to start with a small stack of pictures of your parents and grandparents,. You can include photos of their wedding, first house and also, your birth. Then collect 5-10 pictures for each year up to the 8th grade. Keep photos of any certificates or awards, a list of activities, and pictures of best friends through the years. In addition, your art work can be photographed, as well, for easy usage.
The High School/College Years (ages 14-21)
Everyone loves to reminisce about their high school years. Since you were in activities, clubs or sports, make sure you have those photos plus any awards given. Did you sing in the choir or play an instrument in the band? Almost all students want to show off their diploma, cap and tassel. What did you do after graduation? Share photos from your college and/or career life.
Single, Couple or Family Life Years (ages 22-62)
Depending on whether you are single, married, or single again will determine the number of photos you gather from this era. So you might include photos from your job, family life, recreation, hobbies, and vacations. Share photos of their pets, as some are treated like regular family members.
Empty Nest, Retirement Years (ages 63+)
Finally, the retirement years will feature photos from traveling, visits with grandchildren and reunions. When you have all of your photos through the years in one place, then you can easily scan them into your computer to create slideshows and then put them into albums, or onto display boards.
Creative Memories sells the albums, paper, tape, and pens to help you get started. There are also tools for creating cards. Just remember that the photos with journal writing is what is most important when it comes to preserving your memories.
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