Half the fun of taking a vacation is revisiting the getaway with all of those fun pictures of you and the kids lounging in the pool or hiking up that impossible mountain. Snapping photos during your vacay not only makes for a memorable keepsake, but is also a great way to share your experience with friends and family that couldnt join you on your trip.
Send a Postcard
Theres nothing quite like a good ole postcard to really remind your loved ones that youre still keeping them in mind during your getaway. And with the invention of email, tangible postcards slowly became a thing of the past " which makes receiving a physical postcard in the mail that much more special.
Take it one step further by sending a customized postcard! Sites like Vista Print offer custom postcard printing at a low cost. You can choose one of their festive designs that fit your vacation (how about a luau theme for your island getaway?!) or add your own design.
Order them beforehand so you can send them out right before you leave, and are free to enjoy your vacation worry-free. That way, your friends will receive the postcards while you are away and will be awaiting your arrival to get all the details on your exotic vacation.
Give a Custom Photo Gift
If you are taking a vacation during the holiday season, why not incorporate your family photos into the gifts and stocking stuffers you share? Choose your favorite photos and use them to create ornaments, and even fun mugs! Or, create your own custom picture frames to match the theme of your family getaway. Get creative with your design. A photo frame in the shape of the Eiffel Tower would be fitting for a vacation in Paris.
Create a Virtual Photo Album
Use your favorite photo-hosting site to create a virtual album for you to share with friends, family, and even coworkers! There, friends can comment on your fun pictures and get a feel for the different activities you took part in and sites youve visited. It also gives long distance family members a chance to save some of their favorites onto their computers and print out their favorites! Youd be surprised at how much enjoyment your uncle Jimmy may get out of that photo of you swimming with the dolphins.
The best part of a virtual photo album is that you can access it anywhere with a computer. Impromptu lunch meeting with your old friends? Sounds like a great time to load open that online photo gallery on your iPhone or tablet to share over a cocktail or two!