Family Trading Cards- Get your photos out!

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We have had a lot of company this summer and it never fails, they all pick up the stack of loose photographs I keep on the coffee table. I love that. I started a deck of "Family Trading Cards" a long time ago and I am happy to say that I am keeping up with the process...because it is so easy!

Every time I empty the memory card on my camera, I use Adobe Bridge to organize the images. Some images get saved digitally, and others get saved to a folder that I visit quarterly. I have those images printed specifically for this "deck" of cards. 

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I think the reason that I like these so much is that they can be shuffled and passed around.. They are not in a labor intensive book that people touch with delicate hands..I have not spent hours on them..  they get passed, generate laughter and conversation. The best of the best of these images are edited (by me) and processed professionally...then they are framed and hung on the walls. But the candids are here...for everyone to enjoy and talk about.

Having any luck getting those pictures out of your phone and into your home? 

Here we are last night at Joe's birthday and my "braces off" party... good times :)

Here we are last night at Joe's birthday and my "braces off" party... good times :)