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Preserve Auxiliary Memories in a Photo Book
Last month I gave suggestions on how to use different types of phones to take the best pictures possible. This month I want to share websites that provide a way to preserve the pictorial history of a time and/or event through photo books.
Some people take pictures, get them developed and they just sit in boxes until one day the photos are needed for an event. Instead of sitting in a box unorganized, what if your photos were organized and could be accessed from anywhere at any time? By uploading photos to a photo sharing site and making a nice, professional-looking photo book they can be!
The first step is to upload your photos to the photo sharing website. Many photo books are customizable and allow you to personalize the book size, cover type (hardcover, linen, leather), number of pages, layout and backgrounds. You can even add your story of the event and change the size and shape of the photos. You can make the book as simple or as elaborate as you choose!
The following websites provide an online service to make and purchase photo books.
The following websites provide an online service that takes your information and makes the photo book for you:
- This option includes photos as well as everything that is written on your Facebook page and/or group during the time frame that you select.
- This option includes only photos for the time frame you select. This option does not include descriptions.
Once you have taken pictures, be sure to post them to your Auxiliary’s Facebook page. If your Auxiliary doesn’t have a Facebook page, start one! It’s free and a great way to share photos of your Auxiliary in action in your community. Make sure to put your Auxiliary’s events and everything your Auxiliary is involved within the community on the page. Share these pictures on your personal Facebook page and encourage other members to do the same. Everyone needs to know what your Auxiliary is about!