Get in the photo and share the fun!

Lisa Kirkley

Lisa Kirkley

Photo Solutions Specialist

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Family taking selfie in front of christmas tree

As Christmas quickly approaches I want to remind parents or the family photographer to get in the photo!  Many times when we’re the one taking the photo we are not in them.  It doesn’t matter if you don’t like your photo taken or not, because one day there will come a time that your children and/or family will be sad that they do not have photos with YOU in them.  So make sure to include a selfie or encourage other members of the family, since everyone has a cell phone these days, to take photos and then have them shared with you.

There is an easy way to do that and everyone can get in on the fun.  Set up a Christmas album in your FOREVER Storage account and label it Christmas 2022. Click on the share button and you will see a link you can share with them or to be really cool – copy the QR code and print out and have them use it to find the shared album.  Be sure to toggle on “Allow others to upload to this album”. The photos will then be stored in this album and of course, you are able to delete any photos you don’t want to keep, but your family can copy from this album as well any of the photos you’ve taken.  It’s a great perk to being a FOREVER Storage owner!  (If you don’t have an account, go to to get your free 2 GB account.) 

Then after the wrapping paper has been discarded, take a few moments to write a few stories from your festivities and the cute things the children said or the gifts that were given in the description of your album and/or photos.  It will take minutes or use the voice-to-text feature and that will work too!  Then you’ll have another Christmas in the books, but also the stories and you in the photos for generations to enjoy as well as the traditions of your family. 

If you want to take it one step further, create a beautiful holiday book filled with the photos taken this year, using one of these ready-made templates

to have out for your family to enjoy and relive the special times at the next holiday gathering.  You can easily and quickly create a book yourself, or I’ll be glad to do it for you as another service I offer my clients. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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