Social Media has most of us hooked on Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter…just to name a few! WhatsApp seems to be the platform of choice for most family chat groups to share family photos and videos. Never in history were family & friends able to communicate and share their lives to the level we are experiencing now. Years ago, communication was very slow, everyone wrote letters which took time to arrive and even longer to get a response to…and if it was urgent, a telegram had to be sent. How life has changed…communication is now instantaneous and we have all but become publishers in our own rights, even the ‘tiniest’ of us has a voice now! I am eager to find out what the next big thing is going to be…it is almost unthinkable that it can get better than this!
Something you see more of nowadays are family-tree websites. Many of us, especially the older ones, are curious to find out where we originally came from, where our families lived and what they were really like? We wonder what they looked like, if there were distinctive character traits and personalities types…are some of us virtual copies of our ancestors? We now live in an age where this need not be something our great-grandchildren have to wonder about! We now have the tools and means to have a record of every family member, from cradle-to-grave….what they looked liked and sounded like. We can watch them and re-live their milestones and celebrations captured in photos and videos…what a privilege to live in this digital age!
Websites are digital records that can for a nominal annual fee stay your property for as long as you wish. They can be changed and added onto. The latest craze is to keep the wedding website and to enhance them to become family sites where pregnancy notifications, births, pets, hobbies and special celebrations are recorded. It becomes a platform where important family photos are added and archived…easily recalled and viewed. With time, as the family grows, pages are added and the website’s timeline grows like a young tree, taller and bigger, branching out into different directions as grandchildren and great-grandchildren are added, eventually forming a family tree!
At Pettey-Tredoux, we can build a wedding website for you and then help you grow it into a family website, tailor-made to realize a legacy of memories of you and generations to come.