As summer approaches, many families take advantage of school vacations and time off to have family gatherings! Reconnecting with family is a great excuse to share old photo memories and make new ones.

Let photo memories help you connect with loved ones this year!

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1.Before the gathering, ask everyone in your family to bring a favorite photo, document, or scrapbook along with a story to share about that image or time. Ask them to bring an older photo, but also a photo from the past year. Either take notes, ask each person to write down their story, record the audio as it is told, or take a video of each person telling their story.You will quickly be able to gain a colorful, unique archive of family memories, both old and new.

2.Be mindful of the photos you take at the event, with a future photo book in mind. Start a tradition to capture these memories and create an original gift to tell the story of your family during this time.

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3.Have fun with your photos! One of our favorite games to play at family gatherings (or here at EverPresent) is the baby picture game. Ask everyone to bring a baby photo to your event, lay them all on a table or mount them to a board and try to guess who is who! It will be fun to see how people have changed through the years.

Make this the year to start a unique tradition and use photos to connect with family. For more ideas and tips, call us at 617-505-1132.

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