Gathering Photos

Many family reunions had to be cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19.  But this does not mean you have to miss out on the recipes or visiting with relatives. Here are some ideas of how to make the most of the down-time. Hold a recipe exchange. ...

Photo projects are magnificent when completed! You can share them with family and friends; you can just look at them yourself and reminisce about fun times. Each person’s vision of a successful photo project is different. For some people, it’s having a photo book they could...

Are you starting to think about the winter holidays, and what unique, meaningful gifts you could get for friends and family?  It feels like preparing for the winter holidays starts earlier and earlier each year! Sept, 1924 - Freddie's Christening One suggestion is to use your photos to...

I always loved summer and the vacations taken!  As far back as I can remember, we’ve always gone someplace.  Sometimes it was to the beach, sometimes to the mountains; sometimes to US National Parks, sometimes overseas. Sometimes we were with friends or family, sometimes it was just...

What is the hardest part of a Photo Organizing project?  Getting started! You look at the boxes and innumerable amounts of pictures, and it can sap the energy right out of you!  The secret is to divide the work up into manageable smaller projects. For the past few weeks...

Ok.  You’ve bitten the bullet and decided to organize your pictures.  You’re going to digitize your entire collection.  You’ve also decided that you’ll create a few photo books with some of the best or most important pictures with images of memorable people and events. Now what are you going...

What kind of a gift do you get for someone who has lived a long and meaningful life, has everything they need, and most of what they want? They probably have plenty of clothes, plenty of jewelry. But mostly, they have plenty of memories. Memories of parents,...

What’s your New Year’s resolution?  Lose weight? Exercise more?  Eat more healthily?  These are all great resolutions!  But I’d like to suggest a resolution to preserve family memories. I’ve talked to several people recently who have large photo collections.  The photos are in boxes and albums.  There...

There are many, many photo backup solutions.  You want to keep your photos safe.  You know that disasters happen all the time:  fires, floods, hurricanes, you name it.  You know that photos should be backed up at least three ways:  the original, on-site backup, and...