There are many great reasons to give photographs. These are reminders of times and events, and are great when you don't see someone every day. Many families like to have family photos done each year so that they may send a photo out with or on a holiday card, or they can also give them out as a part of a photo Christmas ornament. If you have loved ones far away, this might be a great thing to add to your parcel when sending them out holiday greetings and gifts. They can also look great on your own tree, especially when you live far from those you love.
You can find a great photo Christmas ornament in many stores around the holidays. They come in all types of styles and sizes, and you can usually find what you need rather easily. Some you can buy in the stores and online can come personalized with your family name if you wish, or with any type of message you might like to have on the ornament. You can have the year, or a holiday greeting. Most places that personalize will do whatever you wish, as long as it fits on the ornament correctly.
If you live far from family, you may want to make up our own photo Christmas ornament to send out to everyone who might not live nearby, or you can send them to everyone you know if you wish. You can also make some up for your own tree with pictures of friends and family if you like, and it might seem like they are there with you - at least in spirit - when you can't be together for the holidays. If you don't want to have that many photos on the tree, you can do almost the same thing by getting plain ornaments and putting names on them with etching or even with glitter.
When you have friends around the world, which many of us do thanks to the Internet, you can send them a photo Christmas ornament so that you can be with them on the holidays as well. This was something I did for my friends overseas, and of all the things I sent in the box for the holidays, this was the one they all loved the most. Perhaps that tells you a bit about people. While we may seem materialistic at times, true happiness comes from the simple things in life, and that makes this type of ornament worth more than any other type you can buy.