I'm editing this post! :O) I was brought to light on a few things that I didn't know about...."Anonymous" nicely shared their advice and opinions....
We're a big family and we just moved so we won't be venturing out on too many trips this summer, but I know a lot of you are traveling and will go to some AMAZING places. Don't forget to take LOTS of pictures and of course write your stories (Check out the Vacation Dailies) But here is an idea for those of you who LOVE pictures and capturing your memories is picture form.
Some of you take amazing pictures and some of us have some trouble....trouble capturing the perfect scenic shot. I can snap away shots of my kids, but I've got problems when it comes to capturing great scenic shots of landmarks and beautiful places. I can't seem to get the right shots, right light, too far away.....bla, bla, bla. So if you're like me you want those beautiful pictures, but they're just not worthy of any photo/story or scrapbook.
So maybe you can go to the local drug store or souvenir shop and buy some of the post cards. Post cards always have perfect pictures of the important places that you may have visited on your trip. Quit banging your head up against the wall frustrated that you couldn't get the right shot....Go get the post cards. BUT FIRST YOU MUST GET PERMISSION FROM THE PUBLISHER! THEY ARE COPYRIGHTED. PLEASE DO NOT SCAN AND USE ANY POSTCARDS UNTIL YOU'VE BEEN GIVEN PERMISSION!!!*** After you've been given permission you can use them as perfect scenic shots of your vacation....no one will ever know that you didn't take those pictures and your vacation memories will look gorgeous!
And to add a little more fun family tradition to it, have everyone write on the back of the post cards their version of the stories and memories of visiting the landmark, beach, person, etc. Get the memories in writing while you're IN THE MOMENT! Time changes the little details of the memory and emotion, so capture right away...don't wait!
After having this bit of copyright information pointed out to me, this idea now seems way too time consuming...forget all that work. Figure out how to take the pictures....and just for the record, I AM NOT ENCOURAGING ANYONE TO IGNORE COPYRIGHT! :O)