One of the major problems with Christmas is that people are always looking for more interesting Christmas present ideas than they had the year previous. Some years all you can think of is a fruitcake and socks, other years you get them exactly what they needed or wanted. If you have Christmas pictures, you may be able to get them a great present every year and make your Christmas run smoothly.
Christmas pictures generally show the family at their happiest; because of this, there are some great Christmas present ideas that use them. For starters, they make great Christmas ornaments, both cut out and put in a paper ornament, or digitally printed onto ceramic or glass ornaments. The ornaments are a gift that keeps on giving, as they become a way to gauge the changes in the family, which can be fun and at least interesting to do each year.
Another idea is putting the Christmas pictures on clothing. They make great ways of helping family unity, especially later in the next year when the family competes at the various company picnics and family reunions. They are also great for showing the kids when they get older and forget just how small they were, as well as ways for security to more easily match lost children with parents.
Depending on how many and what kind of Christmas pictures are taken, photo albums are also a nifty idea. It can be fun to gather around years afterward and look at the pictures from years past, and see what changes the years have wrought in the family members, as well as the family itself, from past boyfriends to waists and hair, even the fashions that we wore and loved and now hate. The pictures become markers of where the family was, and give glimpses of where it may be headed.
Unfortunately, through the passage of time, we lose some of those that are important to us, and their images fade as time goes on. As Christmas pictures grab an image of that person at a happy time, those pictures can be used to create memorial galleries of that person. They can also be used to create other pieces of art based on the person's portrait, such as paintings and statuary, making a lasting memory of a departed dear one. Of course, for the more digitally inclined, the pictures can be used to create a memorial website as a celebration of that person and their life.
For other idea, look around your local printer or on the web. There is a number of ways to imprint an image onto a variety of objects, and it's just a matter of finding the companies that do it. The ideas presented here are just the tip of the iceberg; looking around can net you a lot of ideas!
With a little imagination, there is little that can be accomplished. When it comes to giving presents, it's just a matter of finding out what to give those you love and using what you have at hand. With printers that can print anything and websites selling specialized merchandise, creating gifts specifically for those you love isn't a problem. It only takes time to scan and adjust your old Christmas pictures, and then put them onto something interesting!