Photo gift

There are endless ideas for photo gifts out there, but sometimes you just need help getting the project organized. This plan is for you if you’d like to keep the options open for several ideas, but need some help getting organized.
A few ideas of things you could work on with this project:

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If you don’t have one please set one up with a tree or find another activity for that day.

Be sure to take the pre experiment survey before you start and come back and complete the post experiment survey when you are done.

Day 1

gift of connection photo starter day 1

Pick a Theme

Determine what kind of pictures you want to gather? Photos of your immediate family? Photos of your extended family? Photos all about your traditions? Make a list of who else may have pictures related to the categories you choose to organize, who you can reach out to? 

Day 2

gift of connection photo starter day 2

Reach Out to Family

Reach out to the people from day 1 and ask them to share their photos.

(Example: Hi, Aunt Judy! I am collecting family photos from for a family history project. I wondered if you have any pictures or any written in her handwriting? I’d also love it if you could share any memories you or traditions you remember! If you could get them back to me by (date) that would be great! Thank you!)

Bonus: We’re CONNECTING with COUSINS today! Visit Relative Finder today and join the group “Connections-Experiment” to see how many of your cousins are participants in the experiment! (You will need a free FamilySearch account for this to work)

Day 3

gift of connection photo starter day 3

Gather Your Photos

Gather your own photos and begin organizing them into categories. (ie: by family member, by year, by month, etc.)

Day 4

gift of connection photo starter day 4

Continue Organizing

Use today to get all of your photos organized and add any new photos you’ve received from family.

Day 5

gift of connection photo starter day 5

Determine Your First Project

Determine what you want your final project to be (a scrapbook, photo album, photo book, digitized album, etc.). Consider how you want to share the gift and who you want to share it with. Make a plan and list of supplies.

Day 6

gift of connection photo starter day 6

Gather Supplies

Gather any supplies necessary for completing the project.

Day 7

gift of connection photo starter day 7

Work on Your Project Daily

Continue to work on your photo project each day until it is complete. Be sure to report your progress to others as you work, to keep you motivated. If you finish before Day 21, visit our Idea Generator to get ideas for the rest of the challenge.

Day 8

gift of connection photo starter day 8

Work on Your Project Daily

Continue to work on your photo project each day until it is complete. Be sure to report your progress to others as you work, to keep you motivated. If you finish before Day 21, visit our Idea Generator to get ideas for the rest of the challenge.

Day 9

gift of connection photo starter day 9

Work on Your Project Daily

Continue to work on your photo project each day until it is complete. Be sure to report your progress to others as you work, to keep you motivated. If you finish before Day 21, visit our Idea Generator to get ideas for the rest of the challenge.

Day 10

gift of connection photo starter day 10

Work on Your Project Daily

Continue to work on your photo project each day until it is complete. Be sure to report your progress to others as you work, to keep you motivated. If you finish before Day 21, visit our Idea Generator to get ideas for the rest of the challenge.

Day 11

gift of connection photo starter day 11

Work on Your Project Daily

Continue to work on your photo project each day until it is complete. Be sure to report your progress to others as you work, to keep you motivated. If you finish before Day 21, visit our Idea Generator to get ideas for the rest of the challenge.

Day 12

gift of connection photo starter day 12

Work on Your Project Daily

Continue to work on your photo project each day until it is complete. Be sure to report your progress to others as you work, to keep you motivated. If you finish before Day 21, visit our Idea Generator to get ideas for the rest of the challenge.

Day 13

gift of connection photo starter day 13

Work on Your Project Daily

Continue to work on your photo project each day until it is complete. Be sure to report your progress to others as you work, to keep you motivated. If you finish before Day 21, visit our Idea Generator to get ideas for the rest of the challenge.

Day 14

gift of connection photo starter day 14

Work on Your Project Daily

Continue to work on your photo project each day until it is complete. Be sure to report your progress to others as you work, to keep you motivated. If you finish before Day 21, visit our Idea Generator to get ideas for the rest of the challenge.

Day 15

gift of connection photo starter day 15

Work on Your Project Daily

Continue to work on your photo project each day until it is complete. Be sure to report your progress to others as you work, to keep you motivated. If you finish before Day 21, visit our Idea Generator to get ideas for the rest of the challenge.

Day 16

gift of connection photo starter day 16

Work on Your Project Daily

Continue to work on your photo project each day until it is complete. Be sure to report your progress to others as you work, to keep you motivated. If you finish before Day 21, visit our Idea Generator to get ideas for the rest of the challenge.

Day 17

gift of connection photo starter day 17

Work on Your Project Daily

Continue to work on your photo project each day until it is complete. Be sure to report your progress to others as you work, to keep you motivated. If you finish before Day 21, visit our Idea Generator to get ideas for the rest of the challenge.

 

Day 18

gift of connection photo starter day 18

Work on Your Project Daily

Continue to work on your photo project each day until it is complete. Be sure to report your progress to others as you work, to keep you motivated. If you finish before Day 21, visit our Idea Generator to get ideas for the rest of the challenge.

Day 19

gift of connection photo starter day 19

Work on Your Project Daily

Continue to work on your photo project each day until it is complete. Be sure to report your progress to others as you work, to keep you motivated. If you finish before Day 21, visit our Idea Generator to get ideas for the rest of the challenge.

Day 20

gift of connection photo starter day 20

Work on Your Project Daily

Continue to work on your photo project each day until it is complete. Be sure to report your progress to others as you work, to keep you motivated. If you finish before Day 21, visit our Idea Generator to get ideas for the rest of the challenge.

Day 21

gift of connection photo starter day 21

Document Your Experience

You did it! You just spent the last 21 days connecting with family and friends!  You connected with the past, present and the future. Congratulations!

Take your post-experiment survey and final weekly experiment check-in to document how you have grown. Even if you didn’t complete all 21 days, you still committed to making connections, so please still fill out the survey. We value your input. Thank you!

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