I went to visit my Great-Aunt Ree the other day for her birthday (happy 83rd!), and left with a present of my own: family photos. She'd given me some before, mainly of her mother (my great-grandmother) and her siblings. After this last visit, I now have another 60, plus four large albums that she let me borrow.
The first thing I decided to do was to go ahead, take the leap, and get a FlipPal scanner. With these four albums, plus others from my mom's childhood that I still need to get scanned, I have more than enough work to get done. I ordered the scanner on Wednesday and my USPS tracking says I'll get it tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
After scanning all of the loose photos on my all-in-one, I decided that I wanted to organize these photos in a way that presented them better than inside an envelope inside a storage box. I also wanted to present the photos in a way that was somewhat more contemporary to their creation. There's not a single 4x6 photo in the bunch, so a modern album wouldn't work anyway. So I made this:
I filled the album with 25 pages of black card stock and am adhearing the photos using black photo corners. I'm then lableing the photos using a white Uni-ball Signo pen. I've loosely organized the photos chronologically by generation, with my Great-Great Grandparents first, followed by their children, then their children, etc. I'm still debating on whether or not to add some newspaper clippings and letters that I have as well.