In today’s digital age, you probably take hundreds, if not thousands, of photos each year. Once arrive home from your vacation or the graduation party has ended, where do all those photos go? Few people print every photo they take these days. Photo books can be a great solution to display your family memories without having to maintain boxes upon boxes full of loose photos. Nervous about how to start? That’s understandable, but most websites have templates to assist you in your creation process. Visit photocreations.michaels.com to find lots of great inspiration and the perfect template for your project. Read on for three great ways to use photo books in your life.
Create a vacation album
We save out money and our time just to take a week or so vacation to another place. Research has proven that when people are asked how important their memories rank, experiences always trump physical possessions. So why would you let those memories stay in your computer where they are difficult to share and rarely come out? A photo book can keep your memories and be brought out for family parties, carried to a friend’s house or be lent to someone who is considering a visit to your same vacation spot.
Make a memory book for your children
Baby books are hard to maintain and often fall to the wayside. They are a great idea, but let’s face it—it’s nearly impossible to complete a baby book while caring for a baby. Once your children are school age and letting you sleep at night, why not start creating memory photo books for every 5 years of their lives? If you organize and maintain good photo files on your computer, you can easily compile these photo books with the best pictures and the key memories that you’d want them to remember. The best part, you can print multiples. Do you have 3 kids? Create one photo book and print four copies. Now you have a book of memories to keep and a book for each child to take when they move away some day. They may not understand the significance of their photo book collection now, but they will surely thank you later when they can look back on the years of their childhood in beautiful albums.
Make a gift of vintage photos
Maybe your parents or grandparents have a box of treasured family photos. You’d hate to lose those memories, but the longer they sit in someone’s house, the longer they are at risk for damage. Moisture, bugs and heat can all destroy photos. Protect your family history by first converting the photos to a digital format. Next, honor those memories and relatives by compiling them into a photo book. Best of all, you can give your grandma a copy so that she can proudly display her family’s history and reminisce any time she’d like.