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12 Days of Christmas Fun: Share Some Snaps

By December 16, 2012

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On the fifth day of Christmas
My grandparents sent to me
Fine family scenes. . .

There's nothing that cements family ties quite like photographs. In Grandparenting at Long Distance, Selma Wassermann recommends that grandparents periodically send their grandchildren pictures chosen from the family archives. Wassermann recommends mounting the photo inside a folded piece of paper and being sure to write a caption. Of course, you won't want to part with your last copy of a photograph, but it's easy to scan a photo and print a copy. Grandchildren will especially like seeing photos of their own parents enjoying their childhood Christmases.

You don't have to be a long-distance grandparent to use this hint. Grandchildren love getting things in the mail, even if they live only blocks away.

Other ways to share photos include:

Read some hints about scanning photos from Kimberly Powell, Guide to Genealogy.

Do you  have creative ways of sharing photos? Leave a comment below.

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December 16, 2012 at 10:05 am
(1) Grandma Kc says:

I am really big on taking pictures and sharing them. I make lots of Christmas gifts based on photos for all the family and relatives. While I”ve shown Amara a lot of old photos and her Mommy had many hung in the entry way to their home, I have never thought much about sharing more photos with Amara and with maybe a little bio to go with it? Something to think about.

December 16, 2012 at 10:58 am
(2) granny annie says:

I guess it is because our grandkids are all so big that I find it doubtful they would care about photos of us. Maybe our youngest would. Nope but she would love a picture of the animals on our place:)

December 16, 2012 at 10:59 am
(3) granny annie says:

Oops, now I have read the post better and see that archived pictures could and probably should be photos of the children. Yes, all of our grandchildren would love that.

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