Technology evolves, so does wedding anniversary gift ideas. A relatively new feature added to weddings capitalizes on the advances in digital photo processing-online wedding photo albums. Online wedding photo albums makes for an interesting wedding anniversary gift idea. Several photographers these days have turned to the Web in marketing their services. These photographers have developed websites specially suited for couples who would want to view and choose their wedding pictures online. As a matter of fact, this new type of hype presents numerous benefits not only to couples but also to their family and friends. Online wedding photo albums are either websites independently maintained, on which wedding photos can be posted or are special web pages on a photographer's website to house online wedding pictures. Having wedding photos posted online makes it effortless for friends and family to derive pictures when the time comes they think about creating a personalized wedding anniversary gift for the couple. Digital photo technology offers the advantage of easy retrieval, as well as seamless processing of pictures. Having these digital pictures available online cuts a substantial amount of effort of having to find and gather prints piled up from long years of dormancy. Moreover, online photos do not fade as prints do in time, thus preserving the vividness of memories of such a well-cherished moment in the couple's lives. Online wedding photo albums are indeed becoming increasingly popular these days.

As a wedding anniversary gift idea, online wedding photos in digital format can easily be organized or rearranged into something like a photo essay, to tell a particular story or convey a well-thought out theme to the couple for rekindling memories. It also offers a lot of room for customization and personalization of wedding anniversary gifts that use the online wedding pictures. The pictures can be stored in a CD, or can be organized as a slideshow at a couple's 20th wedding anniversary.

Another facility offered by online wedding photo albums is that guests can actually post personalized notes and comments. It is more like an online guestbook or signature board. Since most people are hooked to the Internet these days, it is only fitting to have friends and relatives sign their comments in. Online wedding albums definitely offer a substantial amount of convenience and flexibility.

Digital photos posted on the digital album do not get dusted or fade through time. Compared to traditional printed wedding photo albums, the online version not only preserves the visual quality of the wedding pictures, but can also be printed and re-printed without the hassle of storage problems. For personalized wedding anniversary gifts such gift books, online wedding photo albums can provide high-quality image content that can be played around and tailored to the overall motif of the gift book.

The underlying purpose of a wedding anniversary gift is neither to obey traditions nor exhibit lavishness. The message of love embedded into a wedding anniversary gift can be relayed successfully when it created with love. An online album with photos of the most memorable moments in a couple's marriage may not be a traditional and expensive way of showing appreciation, but there nothing as priceless as such a personal thoughtful gift.