They say we have the least amount of photos with those we love the most.
That’s why photo albums will one day remain as a family heritage, which will be preserved for generations.
Think of all the snapshots we capture throughout our lives. A newborn’s first steps, your little one’s dress-up days at kindergarten, a child’s first day at school. Capturing important firsts, moments of pride and accomplishment, and even the boring daily tasks are a way of preserving everything as it is right now so we can look back, reminisce and see how far we’ve come—and how far we have yet to go.
We can reach out and travel through time in a way that’s not possible without photos. We can look back upon pictures of grandparents, and great-grandparents, and discover similarities with family members we may never have had the chance to meet. In turn, we can also share memories of family members who have passed on with children and grandchildren who wouldn’t otherwise have known them. They allow us to leave a legacy behind; we can pass them down through our families so that those special moments last and bring joy for generations.
In the digital age, it can be all too easy to store our photographs on a computer and never get around to print them. But how often do we back up and protect our digital copies, not to mention actually take the time to look through them? The experience of scrolling through a computer screen does not compare to the feeling of joy and satisfaction that comes with gently turning through beautifully printed pages in a real book or album.
Also, it’s a great way to preserve your precious family moments.
Family photos are here to capture beautiful moments in our lives, moments we have spent family, friends and even pets. Photo albums help us remember the good times, and keep in our hearts and minds experiences we might otherwise forget.
Think about your family’s story and which format will help you best tell it. Options include individual albums focusing on each family member, family history albums which include things like family trees and genealogical information, Memoriam books commemorating those who have passed, and any number of other themes. It’s never too late to start the process of keeping your beloved memories alive.
When you think about it, photo albums are actually a great gift!
Whether you get them printed on the wood, on a mug, on a calendar, it doesn’t matter. What really matters is that photos and memories make perfect gifts. They’re gifts that keep on giving.
Taking someone back to a special moment in time, you’re giving them that return ticket to a moment otherwise gone. You can’t really put a price on that. The value of the photo print or photo album may be fairly nominal, but giving someone that memory is priceless.