The fact is, as families grow older, they tend to grow apart. Brothers and sisters who were once inseparable form families of their own, and don’t see each other nearly as much.
Now, that doesn’t mean they become complete strangers, but it does mean that distance starts to take its toll a bit – especially when a move far away is involved.
Of course, there are a lot of ways to keep in touch. Photo sharing is very popular right now, and will continue to be. But just emailing each other a bunch of photos from time to time just seems hollow when you were so close.
A quick and easy way to keep your connections alive
Try creating a digital photo album. There are a lot of people who are doing this right now, and having a great deal of fun with it. Here’s why:
When you share photos by sending them as an email attachment, it’s sort of like telling someone “Hi.” That’s nice, but it lacks depth and meaning.
But when you send someone a digital photo album, it’s more like you’re asking them to sit and have a conversation with you. What’s the difference? Well, with a digital photo album, you can arrange your pictures in a way that has meaning to whoever you’re sending it to.
Also, with a digital photo album, you can tell the story behind the photos. You can add quite a bit of text, if you like, or you can just include a short comment describing the photo. It’s entirely up to you.
Staying in touch with those you love is so rewarding
The point is to use the album as a way of connecting with the people you love in a new and exciting way. So if you’re brother now lives in Texas with his family and you live in Maine with yours, you can do more than just stay current. You can make sure that your families are in touch every step of the way.
Just think how much more fun the Holidays will be when you see each other. Also, more contact means you are more likely to get together more often.
And even if you don’t live far away from the people you love, a digital photo album is still a fantastic way to stay in touch. Take lots of photos at the next family party, upload them to a photo sharing site on the Internet and then create your album. Then, send it off to family and friends and ask them to make comments, or even add their own photos.
Do that once or twice, and you’ll start a new trend! Before you know it, everybody will be having fun creating digital photo albums to share.
If you don’t feel like you’re creative or have a good photographic ability, don’t fear. Everyone will appreciate your effort and they’ll be really glad you took the time to create an album they can all enjoy.
Plus, they’ll be especially happy that you took the time to keep in touch with them in such a unique and fun way!