It’s a while since I’ve had time to write a blog – been busy making orders and updating my website. My website updating isn’t finished yet, but I’m working on making the focus more around memories and their re-awakening and preservation. So I thought I’d start a series of blogs about preserving memories, starting with childhood memories.
Children are young for such a short space of time, and we all want to preserve those precious childhood memories for as long as possible. But the early years can be hectic, sleep deprived and time-deficient, so I’ve come up with some easy ideas to capture the happy times and preserve them forever. This week it’s about photos, so here are 5 ways to make the most of them:
- Make sure you take lots of them – from the moment they’re born, to their first day at school, there are so many important milestones along the way
- Transfer the photos regularly to a safe storage place such as a hard drive on your computer, the cloud or Drop Box – and always try to store them in more than one place
- Every couple of months, go through and pick you favourites out into a special folder on your computer, or have a few folders set up for different themes eg brother & sister, grandparents, milestones
- Every six months to a year, print off a new selection to display, or load them onto a digital frame
- Use your photos to make unique presents for special occasions, eg mugs, calendars, mousemats
Remember, photos don’t have to be perfect – it’s often the ones where children are unaware of you taking the picture that are the most interesting and tell the best stories.