My father always took a lot of photographs so I am the very lucky owner of slip in albums documenting my first years. They are one of my most precious belonging. When I was 10 and asking myself questions such as “If the house was on fire and I could only save one thing, what would it be?” it would always be my photo albums. I could picture myself throwing them off the window and jumping after them.
Since digital cameras became popular (and then smartphones!), a lot of us stopped printing photographs and rely on disks and hard drives to keep our memory safe. Please don’t! Print them and back them up.
Whether you choose to store them loose in a big box, put them in slip in albums, design photo books online, frame them, hang them on your walls, or a little bit of everything, it doesn’t matter, but do it. If you don’t do it for you, do it for your children and your grand children.