#Blogtober – Day 15 – Old Photos

Old Photos

My mum was great when it came to storing photographs. When I moved into my own house I was so excited when she passed it to me and I loved looking through it. I have always tried to be a little more proactive when it came to storing old photos of the boys. We had tried just leaving them backed up to a CD, but then it became scratched. We also tried just leaving them on a memory stick, again it frazzled. The only sure fire way to be able to back up photos is to have them printed. I suppose you can still argue that they can become ruined, but you have the added advantage of being able to display and share them.

old photos

My mum made each of us (I have 4 siblings) a photo album of our early years. Mine stops at 5 and I wish she continued it. I love that she wrote captions too! The boys and I were sitting on the sofa and we were talking about Mark and I’s childhood. It was lovely to be able to show them photos of what we looked like. I could even show them things like what my garden looked like, what his Aunties and Uncles looked like too! They found it hysterical.


Everyone who knows me, know how much I love my camera and taking photos. Okay, so they are not “professional” and i have been known to chop a head off or two, but they capture memories. Memories which mean something to me and for that I will continue to take them. Each of the boys has their photo albums, nothing like mine mind you, but nonetheless, they have their own. Each album shows photographs from the second they were born to their 2nd birthday. I haven’t had any photos printed in a long time, so I must get back on track and catch up.

Do you print your photos?


*This is part of an ongoing series of posts through the month of October called Blogtober. You can view yesterday’s post here 



  1. 15th October 2017 / 8:32 pm

    I really need to get better at printing photos into albums. I remember looking through photo albums as a kid was a favourite rainy day activity! #FamilyFunLinky

  2. 15th October 2017 / 8:48 pm

    I love the old photo albums. My dad gave me a ton of ours when he moved house.
    Now I keep photos on the computer, hard drives and cd’s….I have never thought about printing them out before. I should really x

  3. 15th October 2017 / 9:16 pm

    My Mum made yearly photo albums of myself and my sister from birth to around 12 and I absolutely love them. I have made my two 3 each for the first year of their lives (so many squishy babu photos!) And do one a year now for each with vista print. I absolutely love them. #blogtober17

  4. 16th October 2017 / 7:55 pm

    I love to print photo’s but then often I do nothing with them. I have most to f photo’s now on Google drive because it makes it easy to search through them.

  5. 16th October 2017 / 10:45 pm

    I make a photo album every year and make copies for the grandparents for Xmas x

  6. 17th October 2017 / 8:00 am

    Aww I love going to my parents and looking through old photos! I’m terrible at printing them, but I have them all backed up on a laptop and hard drive for now xx

  7. 17th October 2017 / 9:45 am

    There’s nothing more special than having photo albums, they’re timeless! You’ve just reminded me to get going with mine actually xx

  8. 17th October 2017 / 11:33 am

    Most of our childhood photos are buried in a cupboard at my parents’ home. I wish I could see them! We have a few prints of recent pics but most are online/cloud/computer

  9. 17th October 2017 / 12:34 pm

    Love this, makes me so glad I have done a photo book for my boys.

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