Being the keeper of vintage family photographs is a big responsibility, and sometimes a thankless one. If there is only one surviving photo of Great-Great Uncle Rufus, family members may be behaving in a less than brotherly fashion over who should have it. Here are some ways to keep the peace without shipping the larger-than-life framed portrait of Rufus around the globe.
Scan the family photos - a good idea anyway - and burn disks for everyone in the family. If you have other family documents, or have built family trees, include those, too. This is also a great way to get the rest of the bunch involved in family research by asking them what they know about any mystery photos you may have.
Assemble the photos and other ephemera and make copies to put into family scrapbooks for each sibling and cousin. If the idea of spending the next few months at the scrapbook store isn't your idea of fun, use one of the online services, like shutterfly.com, to make multiple photo books from your single design, or to create virtual albums.
Design a calendar using the family photos. You can even record birthdates and anniversaries on the appropriate dates, making the calendar a treasured keepsake beyond the current year.
If you have the financial resources, make copies of the most desired photos and have them professionally framed as gifts for others in your family.
Use family photos to make gifts. Images can be scanned onto fabric for future heirloom quilts. Photos can be scanned onto cardstock for note cards and holiday greetings. Think about how you like to craft and brainstorm ways to incorporate photos into your art.
Copy and frame makes a perfect gift for anyone!
I love how the Internet age has made solving the problems of sharing family photos so much easier!
Great way to solve this problem. Thanks for the tips on sharing vintage photographs with family members.
Great tips on sharing family photographs with one and all. Thanks!
Thank you for this great list of ways to share vintage photographs with family.h5
What a great idea scanning and burning disks of copies of family photos for everyone.
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