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.
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?