MEMORY PHOTO CARDS

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I have been making my own cards for a few years now. It is something that relaxes me and let’s me be creative.
Recently, I was going through my mom’s old photos and decided that maybe the people in the photos would enjoy seeing them more than my leaving the pictures sitting in a box. I intended to just mail them to the individual persons.
I don’t know why, but I started to play with a photo and placed it on a blank card instead. That was it. I was hooked. I love making cards out of old black and white photos, especially the photos of the 30’s and 40’s.
First, I made some cards of people I didn’t know in the photos, to play around and write captions. To be creative you can make some mistakes in the learning process, and I didn’t want to mess up photos of the people I did know. Maybe you are thinking I could make copies. Yes, I could, but then I would still have boxes of more photos lying around. The whole purpose of this is to recycle and clean up. The added bonus is I think I am making people happy when they receive a card in the mail, and the card is all about them. I also send cards to people with pictures of someone they love from years ago. Could be their mom having a great time on the beach, or their sister, father or anyone they have a connection with. The response has been great. Sending out these memory cards is something I would like to receive myself.
Memories are special to each and every one of us. Capturing that moment in a photo and then years later, receiving a card with that moment again, is the memory living on. If I can make myself smile making one of these cards, the bonus is in knowing someone else is smiling receiving one these cards in the mail.

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12 thoughts on “MEMORY PHOTO CARDS

  1. I always enjoy reading your stories. Wow! this is another good one. You are so creative in making people happy. I sure want to try this, too, getting rid of (recycling) old photos and having people put on smile at the same time. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Love this idea… I added it as an “idea” on my website to encourage the Soldier. With my husband deploying shortly, I’m looking forward to doing some of these with the kids.

  3. Wasn’t precisely what I was looking for but started reading the first few lines and it was fascinating so ended up reading the complete post, thanks.

  4. Jamorama i think you have a great site here… today was my first time coming here.. i just happened to find it doing a google search. anyway, great post.. i’ll be bookmarking this page for sure.

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