I’ll be the first to admit I’m a tech junkie. I have more email addresses than I can name, all dumping messages into a central inbox that feeds to my iPod or my text message inbox if I’m out. Technology fascinates me. It’s fun.
But I have yet to see technology that comes close to beating out my regular old U.S. Postal Service mailbox during the holidays as it starts filling up with photographs of friends and family. I love it. Admittedly, I delete the form letters as easily as I delete in my inbox or reader, but I keep each photograph forever. I love looking at the children, how they’ve grown and changed, how much they look like one parent or the other, the children that have been added to families since last Christmas, the vacations, laughter and sharing… I’ve said this before to just about any parent who will listen, there is absolutely no substitute for a real photograph. Today’s snapshots become tomorrow’s heirlooms — or maybe wedding slide show fodder. 🙂