- Family and Parenting
Save those Special Photo Memories for Future Generations
My favorite photos have spent years in odd boxes, in stacks, in drawers and in folders. For a long time I have envisioned doing something with them and finally made a beginning a few months ago. I decided to begin with original wedding photos of my parents and my husband's parents, my grandparents, my mother and her sisters, my parent's college photos, my husband's baby picture, our wedding photo and numerous other special photos. I bought a collection of fairly inexpensive silver frames at half price. I got different types and textures and sizes and brought along some of my photos to match the picture with the style of frame purchased. I was envisioning a look that was a bit old or antique looking but could easily be adapted to the addition of new frames and styles and still blend in. I drew a line on the wall in pencil at the top of my wall space and another below and decided to hang them collage style on the wall, leaving varied but similar amounts of space between the photos. I had to tear of some photo stands so that they would lie flat against the wall. I also applied double sided tape on some of the photos to keep them from being knocked askew.
Scanning Old Photos Helps Preserve Memories
Scanning old photos is another method of sharing memories with the current generation and the generations to come. We quickly forget that baby's used to be bathed differently than they are today or that the styles in wallpaper change. It helped me to remember that my Nana made matching dresses for us every Easter. They were hand smocked and amazingly detailed and we loved them and loved her even more for making them for us.
Get your Family Movies, Videos or Photos Put on a CD
Take your old family movies or videos and put them on a CD. It is more likely that you will share them if you don't have to set up an old movie projector and screen, but could watch them streamed onto your computer or television screen. Feel free to add mood music to help fill in the gaps.
Photo Books or Scrap Books
Plenty of web sites, like My Publisher or Snap Fish allow you to upload your photos and make photo books or other products using your photos. You can also make prints. The photo books are really fun and help you to actually share those photos with other people. They make a great Christmas, wedding or birthday gift. Just think how you would feel if someone was thoughtful enough to put together a hardbound book with captions of your early life or your parent's lives.
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I hope that you will take the time to pass on some of those treasured memories to your children and grandchildren. They will cherish those memories that you took a few moments out of your busy life to save.