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Here's a way to create a nice little photogrphic record of your child's birthday party:
Take a separate shot of your child with each guest - and have your child hold that guest's gift in the picture. Not only will these photos provide pleasant memories of each gues's thoughtfulness, they'll make writing thank-you notes much easier. (You'll know who brought each present.)
And as long as you're sending thank-you notes, why not enclose a copy of their picture in each child's note? Their parents will especially appreciate it.