Picturing Major Life Events – Part 7: Managing the Estate of a Deceased Loved One

estateLife is hard to plan for. Seasons change, things happen, and time wears on. But when a major life event occurs, you need to make sure you’re able to see the big picture.


This is why we’re creating a series of posts on the tips and tricks to help manage major life events. These events range from something as simple as spring cleaning (and how it can affect your entire life) to as complicated as divorce or separation. And, of course, we’ll help you determine what to do with those old print photos at every step of the way.


Part 1: Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Part 2: Moving and Packing Tips and Tricks
Part 3: Getting Married and Combining Families 
Part 4: Starting and Growing a Family
Part 5: Ancestry Research and Genealogy

Part 6: Managing Memories through Separation or Divorce


Managing the Estate of a Deceased Loved One


There is a ton of stress involved with the passing of a loved. The grief, the arrangements, the services—all of those things alone are enough to deal with it, but then there’s the estate to worry about as well.


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8 Unique Products to Try for Decorating Your Home with Photos

decoration your home with photosWho doesn’t love to be surrounded by happy memories? Just look on any college dorm or living room walls and you’ll find happy smiling faces or photos of unforgettable places. Each time we see one of these pictures, we’re instantly reminded of the good times. It’s no wonder we like to decorate our homes with photos!

 

Of course, the traditional way to decorating your home with photos is to stick pictures on a fridge or hang them up in frames on the wall. While we love both of these tried-and-true methods, there are other options out there, too! The internet has made it so there is an array of unique products and ways to decorate your home with photos.

 

Canvas print via @Shutterfly

 

While the days of oil-paint portraits are long gone, you can still have your memoires displayed on canvas. These canvas prints are a really classic way to turn your memories into pieces of art.

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Picturing Major Life Events – Part 5: Ancestry Research and Genealogy

ancestryLife is hard to plan for. Seasons change, things happen, and time wears on. But when a major life event occurs, you need to make sure you’re able to see the big picture.


This is why we’re creating a series of posts on the tips and tricks to help manage major life events. These events range from something as simple as spring cleaning (and how it can affect your entire life) to as complicated as divorce or separation. And, of course, we’ll help you determine what to do with those old print photos at every step of the way.


Part 1: Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Part 2: Moving and Packing Tips and Tricks
Part 3: Getting Married and Combining Families
Part 4: Starting and Growing a Family


Part 5: Ancestry Research and Genealogy


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How Companies Use Their Voice For Advocacy

Heather Fletcherlogo targetmarketingmag x2 - How Companies Use Their Voice For Advocacy, senior content editor with Target Marketing, reports on using advocacy and trending news events for indirectly drawing attention to your brand.  From this profile, Pepsi failed, yet other advocacy strategies can help spark conversation and draw attention to important issues.


“Pepsi ‘Missed the Mark’ in Protest Ad,” (Target Marketing, 4-6-17) includes several passages from how ScanMyPhotos.com carefully chooses its battles and advocates on important issues. [The most important part is the advocacy campaign must be about the message and not as a promotional tool, explains Mitch Goldstone],  Excerpt:


Leaders at smaller businesses may have to have stiffer spines.


“Mitch Goldstone, co-founder of ScanMyPhotos.com, an e-commerce company that digitizes family photos, has always taken strong political stances, unafraid of how it could affect his 26-year-old business based in Irvine, Calif.,” The New York Times writes. “He even appeared on CNN in 2015, after Mr. Trump declared his candidacy, to explain why he was opposed to him. These actions resulted in hundreds of angry phone calls for a few days, he said.”


Goldstone tells Target Marketing that he experienced backlash after the Times article, but his public brand statements continue to be anti-Trump.


“A big update,” Goldstone tells Target Marketing on Wednesday. “Onto another related advocacy effort. ScanMyPhotos.com is rushing to disrupt President Trump’s administration’s very public efforts to dismantle decades of scientific climate change data. We have already digitized more than 50,000 photos for several governmental agencies; yet sadly, due to a cloud of concern over any public engagement, many are requesting we provide full confidence that we handle this while being sensitive to and protecting their privacy.”


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Picturing Major Life Events – Part 4: Starting and Growing a Family

growing a familyLife is hard to plan for. Seasons change, things happen, and time wears on. But when a major life event occurs, you need to make sure you’re able to see the big picture.


This is why we’re creating a series of posts on the tips and tricks to help manage major life events. These events range from something as simple as spring cleaning (and how it can affect your entire life) to as complicated as divorce or separation. And, of course, we’ll help you determine what to do with those old print photos at every step of the way.


Follow the story with these prior narratives:


Part 1: Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks
Part 2: Moving and Packing Tips and Tricks
Part 3: Getting Married and Combining Families


Part 4: Starting and Growing a Family


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