Shopping Saturday – Genealogy Gifts for Christmas

This entry was posted by Jim Sanders on Saturday, 6 October, 2012 at

In the past, Christmastime for a genealogist may have consisted of writing that yearly letter to a distant cousin or even some close relatives. I still write that yearly letter myself, though nowadays it’s usually done through email. I still have a cousin or two who are not computer savvy. For those individuals I still write an old fashioned letter and send it via snail mail.

Christmastime for a genealogist may also be one for sharing ones research to our children, grandchildren and other relatives. But what gifts can a genealogist give to pass down their family heritage? Or if you are looking for a gift for the genealogist in your life, what can you get them? Before I go any further, I want to be up front with you. The following providers I have an affiliation to. They do offer a wide arrangement of gifts to pass on ones heritage to the next generation. For that, I get a very small commission off of any purchase. This helps pay for my hosting fees and other costs in order to maintain this website. Below are two ideas about making your photos into a family history gift.

Although it is only October and we’re talking about Genealogy Gifts for Christmas, three months may be what is necessary for the first idea. You can create your family history album at Mixbook.com. At Mixbook, you can upload your family photos to create a customized family history memory book. Mixbook has template pages for pedigrees with photos and more. If you decide to check it out and see what they have, you will need to create an account, which is free. You can choose the size of your book and then choose a theme. You’ll want to choose the family history theme. After that, upload your pictures and start adding them to the book. I plan to do this for an upcoming event in my family.

There are still more ideas to do with your old family photos. You can take that old photo of your great grandparents or the old homestead and turn it into a gift at MailPix.com Photo Gifts. The photo Christmas Ornament and Puzzle are my favorites to show off some old family photos. There are also photo mouse pads, coasters, keepsake boxes and even a fleece blanket. If you are just looking for someone to print your digital images, MailPix can also do that.

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