The Joy of Printed Memories and Why You Should Still Get Your Photos Printed
Do you still print photos? These days, nearly everything is digital. For photos, this usually means that we take lots of them but rarely look at them and, even more rarely, actually print them!
By not printing photos of all those lovely moments that we decided were precious enough to photograph, we are missing out on the joy of printed memories.
There are also some practical reasons why printing your most treasured photos is a good idea, like the fact that digital data can be lost – computers die, phones get lost or stolen, and even things uploaded to a digital storage service can disappear.
If a photo is really precious to you, you should get it printed – there’s no harm in having a digital copy and a physical copy. Once it’s printed, you’re much more likely to look at it too, whether it’s displayed in a frame on a wall in your house or arranged in a photo album. This way, you’ll relive those happy memories that you’ve captured every time you see that photo.
It can feel like a daunting task to go through your photos and choose which ones to print as most of us have so many on our phones. I like to use the heart function on the camera roll to mark my favourites after I’ve taken some photos, and this helps me narrow down the choice. Once you’ve done the hard task of choosing your photos, it’s easy to print photos online and have them delivered to your home.
It had been a while since I last printed photos, but after the summer holidays, I went through all my photos from the past year or so and picked some of our favourite family memories to print for my daughters. I’m making them a little album each to keep in their rooms to look at when they feel like it and have also updated some of the photos around the house as the kids have grown a lot.
Like most people, I like to choose photos that show happy faces and fun things that we have done as a family – trips to the seaside, camping, playing in the snow, birthday celebrations, and days out. It’s lovely to look back on these printed photos and remember the family adventures that we’ve had and daydream of the ones to come. I think it’s very important for us parents and for the children too, to experience the joy of printed memories – it’s an important thing to share as a family and it makes the family bond stronger when you reminisce together.