Why not dig into the boxes and envelopes that hold your old, treasured, forgotten photos of your children and grandchildren and send them to them on their birthday or special occasions. Write a note of the approximate time and place of the picture and your memory of the event. Let them know how proud you are of them at this time in their lives. It is also a good time to communicate with them that you are praying for them and God has great plans for them as they grow up to be godly men and women.
“No eye hath seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” I Corinthians 2:9 NIV)
Here is an example: Your grandson is going to celebrate his 25th birthday. Along with his birthday card send him a picture of his 14th birthday and write about your memory of how excited he was with his gifts, cake etc. It will bring a smile to his face; you can listen to his laughter and make good use of your treasured, forgotten photos.
You might also give old photos for special family occasion gifts, Christmas, or a wedding anniversary to family members or friends.
Make use of those old photos and have fun with them. Brighten someone’s day.
By Lillian Penner