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12.21.2011

Group Albums by KODAK Gallery

So we've all been there... Christmas day, or holiday get-togethers, where everyone is snapping pictures, but when you get home, you realize you don't have even ONE good one of the actual event. grrr.
Even being the pathological picture taker that I am, I've been found guilty of this on occasion. I get SO caught up in the social moment of things, that I count on someone else to capture those fun, exciting memorable moments, and then it takes FOREVER for me to find out who actually took pictures!

Well, KODAK Gallery has come up with a great solution. It's called Group Albums. A place where multiple people can now upload, comment and share photos all in one place, for free! So even if you're not there with YOUR camera to capture those special moments, you can still be part of them, once your friends or family upload THEIR images to your KODAK Gallery Group Album!


One of my favorite memories that took me FOREVER to track down was one that a sister-in-law took of Aubrielle and I on her first Christmas. I had bought her this over-the-top leopard print coat and I wanted a photo to remember it! Luckily I finally got it in my possession, and now I have it forever... but I'll admit, it was kind of a pain to track it down.
Yes... I still think it was a fabulous look for her. ha!


KODAK's Gallery Group Albums would be PERFECT for my family. Seeing that we are all huge photographers, but seldom remember to actually share the photos with each other!

To get started on your own KODAK Gallery group album, just visit this link here.
KODAK also wants to hear some of YOUR most memorable holiday moments. So they've kindly offered up $100 prize to Kodak Gallery to a lucky House of Smiths reader!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
Here's how to enter:
Simply leave a comment with one of your all-time favorite holiday memories. Heartwarming, hysterical, embarrassing... whatever you want!
Easy as that!

I'll pick a winner at random next week!
Also right now, KODAK is running an awesome giveaway, to promote their new Group Album feature over on the KODAK Facebook page, by giving away a Hawaiian vacation package worth more than $2,500! So head on over there and enter for a chance to win that awesome prize too! 

Good luck, and Happy Memory Sharing!

34 comments:

  1. One of my favorite memories is when we surprised all 7 kids with a upcoming trip to Disney. Some of them had never been, some were returning to a beloved place and all were wonder-struck in that very special moment.

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  2. A childhood memory I have is a Christmas when there was a gift under the tree from my dad to me...I could not figure out what it was! I was so excited! I was in elementary school at the time & was so worried because we didn't have a fire alarm. They had just done a fire safety lesson at school & all I could think about was that we didn't have a one. (Yes, even when I was little I was a worrier!) When I opened my present, it was a FIRE ALARM! I was so happy I actually cried! We found the picture the other day...Oh the memories!!

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  3. Talk about paparazzi!! That last photo is hilarious!

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  4. One of my favorite memories is from 2004. My in-laws flew myself and husband, bro in law and his girlfriend and themselves to Montana. Being from Florida, that was a heck of a difference in temperature. We had a blast!
    mererice@cfl.rr.com

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  5. One of my favorite memories, which thankfully we have on video, was when I was around 5 years old. My sister and I were sitting on my grandma's lap singing, "skinamarinkidinkidink". We would sing and laugh. It was such a precious memory!

    IBLYNERD@yahoo.com

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  6. My favorite Christmas memory was the last one with my dad (he passed away four months later from a rare cancer). I was five years old and some very generous and kind people came to our home with Santa to give us gifts, sing carols, and to spread Christmas cheer. Twenty-one years later, it is still the best Christmas!

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  7. Best Christmas memory is of my Dad dressing as Santa for our son's Birthday Party.

    He was sporting a jolly red suit, white beard and the whole get up, even had the Santa pack and disguised his voice.

    We heard the jingle bells, looked out the windows and then I opened the door to see Santa standing there.

    The surprised looks on those little faces, priceless! Well,that is until our Son blurted out "Hi Grandpa"!

    I think, this was the first time I had ever seen my Dad speechless.

    Your baby photo is adorable, I'm glad you were able to locate this keepsake. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Merry Christmas!

    Lori m
    tiredlady47@yahoo.com

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  8. Funny picture of all of us photographers. Man, I am missing being together with everyone right now! I hope I win the giveaway! Love you guys!

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  9. My favorite memory is of recreating a picture from my babyhood with my firstborn. I was a month old at Christmas and my parents nestled me into a sweater box under the Christmas tree. My first son (after miscarriages and a high risk pregnancy) was two months old at Christmas and I loved that we could create the same fun image for him. Everything about that Christmas, really, was wonderful. After waiting for so long, it was amazing to finally hold the baby we'd longed for.

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  10. Last Christmas, my husband and I went to Thailand. I was worried because I had ONLY spent Christmas at home with my family (same traditions, year after year) and while I was a little weepy on Christmas day, it was UNREAL taking in the culture, swimming in the pristine waters, walking on the perfect beaches, eating insanely tasty pad thai, and meeting all of the wonderful people there. I'm not going to make a habit of leaving home for Christmas, but I'm glad we did last year!

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  11. My favorite Christmas memories are with my boys and their excitement! Just today my 2.5 yr old had the time of his life visiting Santa, it was the best!!

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  12. My favorite memory was when my parents thought of a clever way to disquise they did not have enough money to purchase the entire kitchen set at Christmas. My parents bought us the "sink" and "stove" sections of the kitchen but did not have enought money for the refrigerator part. They left a note from "Santa" saying that he had dropped it on the way to our house and it was very bent and banged up so he would drop off another one after Christmas sometime. Sure enough he fulfilled his promise. My sister & I had hours of fun on that kitchen set.

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  13. My favorite memory was when my parents thought of a clever way to disquise they did not have enough money to purchase the entire kitchen set at Christmas. My parents bought us the "sink" and "stove" sections of the kitchen but did not have enought money for the refrigerator part. They left a note from "Santa" saying that he had dropped it on the way to our house and it was very bent and banged up so he would drop off another one after Christmas sometime. Sure enough he fulfilled his promise. My sister & I had hours of fun on that kitchen set.

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  14. Every year when the family gets together to celebrate Christmas we have a 'Talent Show' each family has to put on an 'act'! Over the years we have had a huge mixture from 'I'm too Sexy' (performed by my brother and his family - definite hit!) to 'Rubber Ducky' (performed by Grandma and Grandpa!!)Believe me the photos and video are priceless!! Perfect for a Group Album - I can't wait to see what this year brings!!

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  15. Every year my Dad wraps presents from Santa's elves, reindeer and random people or things around the house. It's always fun to see who or what you are getting your present from.

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  16. My all time favorite holiday memory was celebrating Christmas at home with my newborn son. After trying for 6 years to have children, this was a miracle.

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  17. The year that grandma knocked over the Christmas tree stands out in my mind!

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  18. My favorite memory is getting a picture of our 4 daughters sitting on our stairs right before they head into the family room to see what Santa has brought. We've done that for about 19 years and this will be the first year we won't be doing it because one of them married in October. The girls are now 26, 24, 23, and 20 but I treasure that memory and I love the sleepy, but wide-eyed looks on their faces when they were young and the looks of annoyance when they were older (as in last year for the last time). Love it. Merry Christmas!!

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  19. This Christmas will be memorable, for all the wrong reasons, which is sad, as it will be my daughters first Christmas.

    But I think my favorite Christmas memory is sitting around the dining room table with my parents, playing Monopoly. That, to me, embodies what Christmas is about: Spending time with your loved ones.

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  20. Favorite memory is when my 5 year old daughter got her first big bike for Christmas. She was so excited!

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  21. Love the moment, when My Father dressed up as Santa and we all took pictures with him, sitting on his lap! priceless and we all loved the feeling like a kid again!

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  22. One of my favorite memories is when I was around 4, we were at my aunts house for my cousins birthday which is days before christmas. I was the little annoying spoiled girl trying to open his birthday gifts :) we dont have any photos that I know of but we do have a video. I'll bet if we had the gallery back then, one of my aunts would have some pictures!

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  23. Sneaking out of my bed late Christmas Eve and finding an Ewok (Star Wars) shaped electric toothbrush in my stocking. I was thrilled! I remember standing in the glow of the Christmas tree giggling at how funny it looked, trying not to wake anyone up. No idea why, but that is one of my favorite memories and it brings a smile to my face every time.

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  24. It is not a memory I remember, but I know from being told about it (quite often) when I got older....I was 2 years old at the time, opened all of my gifts, clapped my hands once and said let's party! And after that they did, from what I as told, a little bit to much!

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  25. My favorite memory is watching my little son eat Christmas cookies rolled in powdered sugar and having a white mustache on hip lip. So cute!

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  26. My family always went Christmas tree cutting at local farms when I grew up. We snuggled close into my father's S-10 and sawed down a tree after searching for the "perfect" one.

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  27. My favorite Christmas memory is one we are now making a tradition. Shortly after our first daughter was born, we celebrated Christmas and took pictures of our precious gift bundled up in a red metal bucket under the tree. We now have three beautiful daughters, and the photos of our Christmastime infants propped in the bucket are priceless!

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  28. My favorite memory is a tradition we have every year. Playing Tripoley, gambling with chips and having a wonderful holliday gathering in IOWA. <3

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  29. I have a picture of ALL of my borthers and sisters when I was 9 months pregnant at my borthers wedding!! No really - I dropped everyone off at the airport that was staying at my house and that night I went into the hospital and had the baby!!!!

    suzannebake@gmail.com

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  30. My favorite memory of Christmas as December 2002- which was the last year my immediate family was all together It's been a long time- so we skype for now!

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  31. My favorite holiday memory is when my mom gives me and my sister our "special" present. A few years ago she started a tradition of giving us something meaningful, usually from our childhood or something from our grandmothers who are no longer with us.

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  32. I think my all time favorite Christmas was the year that my parents gave us a puppy wrapped up in a package. It was so surprising/thrilling to get a pet for Christmas! We loved that dog!

    roweaglejacket@comcast.net

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  33. My son is a Christmas baby. I will never forget the time when he was 3 and kept trying to blow out his candles but was blowing over the candle and not at the cnadle. The look of his defeat was priceless.

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  34. One of my favorite Christmas memories is waking up extra early because my dad had to work. We were done with presents by 5:00am and snuggled together in warm electric blankets the rest of the morning.

    bfrandsen2219@msn.com

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