My interest in genealogy started when I was a child. My dad's mom use to tell me that the family history book had been burned in a fire, but she knew we were related to Daniel Boone. I never forgot that, nor have I ever found the connection haha.
Along with doing genealogy I spend a lot of my time doing photo restorations, namely for victims of Sandy through Care for Sandy, and also of family photos that I add to the books I write on our family history.
I've spoke of my Heritage Makers books as wonderful personalized Christmas gifts for your family. But here is another great sight. Check out this Holiday Blog. Sean has many more great ideas for the Holidays that he shares on his blog.