|Save Your Photo Holiday Cards|
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Pick out a wonderful red or green scrapbook, or one with a holiday motif. On the first few pages include any old Christmas photos you can find, going back as far into your family history as possible. Once you have the scrapbook started, begin to add your own Christmas photo card and holiday letter each year. As you write your holiday letter, keep in mind that you are creating a family history.
In addition to your own photo greeting cards, add those from other members of your family, as well as close family friends. If you want additional enhancements to your Christmas scrapbook, add some holiday stickers or little notes that explain who everyone is, or what they are doing. After 10 or more years, you will begin to realize that you have created a wonderful family keepsake.
As your children become adults, make color copies of the pages in your scrapbook, use them to start new scrapbooks, and give one to each of your adult children. They can add their own pages, and your family history will continue to grow. Using your Christmas cards in this way will create a family treasure that will be valued for generations to come.
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