I did something a few weeks ago that I don’t do enough of, but promise to do more of in the future. I printed a photo book. To be honest, the main goal here was a Mother’s Day gift for my mom, showing off some of the pics of my boy over the last year. You see, she lives 850 miles away from her grandson and only gets to see him a couple of times a year, and for a 5-6 year old, that’s a lot of growing up she’s missing out on. This kind of gives her a summary of his growth in pictures and allows her to be at least a small part of it.
Sure, she sees the millions of images I post of him on Facebook (it seems like millions anyway), but to be able to have that book sitting on her coffee table and to be able to enjoy at any time without having to search through my timeline, or hers, is just a really nice convenience and she has enjoyed it a great deal.
Posting and sharing our photos on Facebook and/or other social networking veins is a ton of fun and, in my opinion, very important. First, so your images can be seen and shared in order to get some decent exposure and hopefully learn to get better through the exchange. Secondly, so the many people, like mom, who would not get to see them otherwise can, like distant family and friends. And we in turn get to see their pictures as well. The internet has become a treasure of memories that otherwise would not be available to us and I will continue to give and get enjoyment from it! Read More→