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Old Family Photos Make Long Lasting Gifts

Updated on December 16, 2012

If you're needing to find a high impact gift on a limited budget for Christmas or a special anniversary consider hitting the family photo album.

Stumped on the perfect gift? Advances in photo copying and enhancements make inexpensive family gifts.

Inexpensive frames can also be purchased in discount and hobby stores, or utilize scrap book and photo albums for a complete family history.

Photo shops can touch up bad spots or even colorize old photos of family members at a low cost. Multiple copies can be produced to give to several family members.

With a little photo shop experience and a good home printer with photo paper, these projects can even now be accomplished on a home computer.

Make a special gift by assembling a family photo album along with a family tree for future generations to have a glimpse at their family heritage.

Surprise parents and living grandparents as they celebrate their anniversaries with a color enhanced photo from their black and white wedding photo.

Relive childhood memories from a black and white photo to a colorized photo showing green grass, flowers and vintage toys that come to life in living color.

The large family photo was copied at a local office supply chain store for $12. The frame cost another $13.

The color photo transformation was completed on a home computer by our son as he was taking a photo shop class.

Old framed historical photos of previous work places also make nice gifts to bring back memories.

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      I agree - I think that family photographs make the best gifts, since they aren't something you can go to a store and buy.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      old photos should be kept for memories for the younger generations to know their ancestors. Beautiful hub.