My son’s in kindergarten, and I haven’t yet finished his baby book. My daughter…I haven’t even started hers. Shameful, I know, and I’m wracked with guilt. Could there be a solution, even an imperfect one, in Scrapblog?
Scrapblog merges online photo sharing, blogging, and scrapbooking, which sounds great for those of us who haven’t used a traditional film camera for years. I see this as a wonderful way to inject some creativity into online photo albums, but I don’t see it solving my baby book problem. While the vast majority of our family pics are digital (and are online for friends and family to view), there’s something about feeling the heft of a real book, turning the pages, and eventually passing down a physical artifact. I treasure my grandmother’s dingy recipe cards — she passed away years ago, and these motley bits of her handwriting remind me of her as much as her photos. I want my kids to have something they can hold in their hands. Especially because their lives will likely be even more digital and virtual than mine is. [Via Blogging Baby]