Driving my long lost tribal sister (don't ask) Hillary home yesterday, she told me of a gift she gave to just about everyone in her family, and I think it's a wonderful idea. Everyone should do it, if they have something worth looking at (babies, pets, plants, outdoors, whatever) or if you just like taking pictures, I suppose that would work too.
Hillary made a cat of the month club. (She actually used her cat's name, but I've forgotten what that was.) She took 12 pictures of her cat and gave them, with a frame, to everyone in her family. So every month, they change the photo, and get a new photo of her cat. Yes, it's a cat. But if you're going to be looking at pictures of someone else's cat, wouldn't you like the pictures to change on a monthly basis? It's a good idea because it's easy for the gift giver (take a bunch of pictures, pick 12, print them, buy frame, mail), and it's a personal gift (unlike, say, a gift card to Borders).
Building on that idea, there are lots of different ways to do it. I was thinking of the crazy people having babies-- they'll be taking lots of pictures, and if they're not inclined to blog them, they can snail mail printed photos to baby of the month club members or even email photos, and let it be a desktop thing. See, the possibilities abound.
But people without babies take good pictures, too, I've noticed. Wouldn't it be cool to get a photo designated by a friend, "the best photo I took last month," and be able to look at it now and then, to remind you of your friend?
This all goes to say, y'all should do this, because I don't have anything worth looking at, and I want to see your cat in a Santa hat.