Organizing Family Photos for Great-Grandparents
I can’t even keep track of my 16 nieces and nephews’ kids- what would I do if I had 40 grandchildren and 52, and counting, GREAT- grand children whose names I wanted to remember. Well, I guess I’d do what Elgie and Ruth Hale have done- a family photo wall.
Family Photo Wall
Most grandparents would like to keep in close contact with the grandchildren, remember birthdays and other holidays and attending special events in their grandchild’s life. When grandparents turn into GREAT- grandparents, the challenge of knowing the great-grands becomes a bit more challenging.
The Hale’s met this challenge by dedicating one wall in their home to their grandchildren and great-grands whose photos are displayed in 4×6 frames on their special family wall. They are listed from oldest to youngest with each name displayed at the bottom of the frame.
Family members know what size of picture fits in the frames and can send updated school pictures or candid shots to be placed in their own special frame.
Grandma’s Brag Books
Of course, if you don’t want to devote a whole wall to your family photos you could keep them in a three ring binder or smaller photo “brag” book and refer back to it before family gatherings and special occasions. A book such as this would be a wonderful gift for Great Grandma and a fun project for a grand daughter.
Family Reunion Photos
Next time your family gets together for a family reunion or party take a family photo. Take your cue from school class photos and label the photo with family member’s names for easy reference.
However you choose to do it- helping Great-Grandma and Grandpa stay in touch with their great grandchildren can help connect the child to their roots and enhances the grandparents’ legacy.
The only thing I would change about the Hales family photo wall would be to add the following quote- because at the Hale home this really is what LOVE looks like.