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.