Website Graphic Themes
You may have noticed the banner graphic at the top of this webpage. The banner graphics are oriented around themes. A theme consists of around 20 banner images. To personalize the theme for your site the system automatically embossed your website's title over the banner graphics. You can select one of themes provided with your site or you can submit your own theme to be added to the system. WebSite Themes include Animals, Aviation, Babies, Balloons, Boats and Ships, Cars, City Scape, Family Reunion, Farms, Horses, Military, Motorcycle, Nature, Oceanography, Racing, Techie, Trains and Vacation. There's also a Random theme which randomly selects the banner from several of the above themes.
If you would like to submit your own banner graphic for your site or to be shared with others, prepare 20 pictures scaled/cropped to 1024px wide by 248px tall. Contact Us for more information on submitting the theme images.
In additional to the themes there are 6 color schemes to choose from. We are sure you will have fun trying out different themes and color schemes.
Make a Family Tree, Genealogy
Collaborate on your Genealogy online. The genealogy section includes a free family tree maker with detailed profiles, photo galleries, document attachments, biography, siblings and marriage sections. The marriage section also has a photo gallery for each marriage. Online collaboration means your relatives can contribute to the family tree. This is a great activity to involve your extended family. The more people you have involved the quicker the tree will come together, so feel free to create website logon id for as many of your realatives and friends as you would like.
Family Address Book
Ever have trouble keeping track of your family's contact information. The Address Book addresses the issue. If family members move they can simply logins to the website and update their address. Remember security is #1, the Address Book is only available to people you create website logins for.
Organize your family's favorite recipes. Encourage your aunts, uncles, cousins and parents to logon and add their favorite recipes. Recipes are organized by category so its easy to find the one you want. The site allows your whole family to share their favorite family recipes. Just think, you will be able to find Grandma's Blue Berry Cobbler recipe any time.
Use the site calendar to keep track of birthday's, anniversaries and special events. Optionally choose to have the calendar email reminders prior to the event. This is a great way to ensure you will never forget a birthday, anniversary or special event. Planning a reunion? The calendar email reminders are a great way to ensure the people show up for your planning meetings.
Family reunions often need ways to raise money to fund the reunion. Use the Shopping Cart to sell t-shirts, mugs, and other family reunion related items. The shopping cart is easy to setup and is pre-integrated with PayPal. Just open a PayPal account, and add your family reunion merchandise to the shopping cart. Yes the Shopping Cart is included for FREE.
Share ideas and thoughts through the blog. Again Security is #1, only friends and relatives who you create a website login for can participate in the Blog. The blog feature keeps track of the most recent posts and is searchable. The site also includes a Guest book where relatives and friends can leave messages and feedback.
Family Photo Gallery - Upload Photos
Your site includes a photo gallery which automatically displays thumbnails of pictures you upload. Click thumbnail to enlarge the photos, and see the story behind the picture. Uploading photos is a snap, you can upload full sized images from your digital camera. The system will automatically scale the photo to the appropriate size and resolution for your webpage. Photo Gallery pages also have a slide-show feature built in. The slide show icon appears in the upper right hand corner.
Free Websites - How do they do it?
You may wonder how we can offer free websites, well our sponsors make it possible. Please support our sponsors, they help keep the lights on at FamilyBelle.com. In addition to our sponsors, the staff at ELM & Associates wanted to give back to the community. We hope you and your family enjoy your family site for years to come.
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Due to popular demand, we have added a feature which allows you to turn the Sponsors column off for your FamilyBelle.com website. After you create your site click the turn off button in the upper right corner of the sponsors page to learn more.
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