Not sure what to give this holiday? If the current economic situation is making calls to Santa too expensive, here is an idea for a gift that is priceless. Create a photo book on line that can become a modern scrapbook. All you need is photos, a scanner, the ability to point and click and some time.
Many programs are available for free downloads and books can be created ranging from paperbacks to leather bound albums. Cost range from $15 to $75 per book. I like MyPublisher.com. Simple directions and several options for book styles, page layouts and even text can be added.
My colleague Peter Walsh went a step further for online book ideas last week on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Peter suggested taking digital pictures of your kids art work and creating a photo book for the most favorite items. If parents try to keep every thing from kindergarten on, your children will not learn the importance of decision making.
Over Thanksgiving spend time reviewing old pictures with family members and get the scoop on your history. Then make a gift that the entire family can enjoy and keep for generations.