A few months ago, I ran into digital scrapbooking on the internet, which made me laugh because I started my own about a year ago without knowing about the trend.
I think scrapbooking has a few advantages over photo albums: they're more personal, there's room to be creative, and there's room to write about your pictures. But. I'm not a cutesy kind of person, and scrapbooks really are. Also, they're messy and hard to do around Red Chief. Furthermore, I'm a perfectionist, and alas, my crafty skills are zero.
I had a stroke of inspiration last year when Mr. Mordecai was out of town on a business trip. We had recently purchased the Adobe Creative Suite at student pricing. I used InDesign extensively in a former life as a technical writer, and I love it! You can really do anything with it.
That week, our family photo album / scrapbook was born--on the computer. I think the best thing about it is that I actually keep up with it because I enjoy it. I'm only six months behind right now! I also like how easy it is to share with family and friends--email is free! I am planning to print copies for us to keep, too.