Invariably as part of your Forum’s monthly updates, various family members are mentioned: spouses or significant others, children, parents, and siblings. Consider inviting members during one of these regular update sessions to bring a family picture. At the beginning of each individual’s update, the member holds up his or her photo, describes who is pictured, and then passes around the picture for all to see. The update is only 30 seconds longer, but the group now has a visual image of the people who are often mentioned during updates and presentations.
If you have more time, invite members to share more in a forum-confidential way: What's "behind" the picture? How would you describe the relationships between the people in the picture? Is there anyone important who is missing? Is their "shadow" or "sunlight" in the picture in some way?