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  •  I would add (since I'm a genealogist) - (7+ / 0-)

    ... put the date of the pix on the back of it, as well as full names of the people in the photo.  Once pix pass 50-100 years old, no one remembers who's in them any longer unless the names and dates are on the back.

    If there are grandparents and/or great-grandparents, get a three or four generation picture as often as possible.  Photos make great gifts for parents, siblings, grandparents, gr-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and they can be used for greeting cards, too.  I never met anyone who didn't like a really great photo of a beloved person.

    Make a scrapbook from birth through however many months or years as it will hold; perhaps you already have the first Baby Book.  Besides my baby book, I have scrapbooks from grade school forward, so a whole trunk full now at age 67 - well, I need a second trunk, quite frankly.

    :-)

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 03:51:11 PM PDT

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    •  Hope someone gives MOT (1+ / 0-)
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      and IamNotaKochsucker a copy of the day's NY Times.

      They'll be too busy to get their own - it's a simple gift which will be appreciated by politically aware newsjunkie Janis, when she gets older.  

      •  Excellent suggestion (1+ / 0-)
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        If she doesn't appreciate it by the time she's 40 years old, the family historian will.  :-)

        Genealogists LOVE pack rats!  Often they are also pack rats who collect miscellaneous family documents, more photos, et cetera.

        [Being a pack rat is NOT the same as being a hoarder!  A genealogist who's also a pack rat has things catalogued, put in chronological order like on library shelves, and the like.  Think in terms of an archivist at a library or museum instead.]

        :-)

        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 08:52:21 PM PDT

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        •  Actually I've given copies of (1+ / 0-)
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          both the local paper and the NY Times.  But since they are in NYC, just one will do.  

          Just carry them in, folded newspaper style, and wrapped with a bit of royal blue or deep rose ribbon.  A couple of days AFTER the birth, when they have had time to catch their breath.  

          Simple, cheap to buy but irreplaceable, unexpected, cheap.  :-)    One time I wrapped it in a crib sheet - figuring they could never have too many of those.  The combination seemed to be a hit!  

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