It's National Save Your Photos Month which can mean one thing - learning ways that you can save your photos.
Everything is going digital now and there are almost little to no actual photos to hold. I completely understand this, but what happens when all of a sudden, you don't have your phone. You don't have access to the computer. What happens then?
I am not saying every single photo ever taken needs to be printed. I think the days of flipping through old photo albums with the laminate pages so you can stick new photos in is a thing of the past now. I actually remember doing that as a child. I am sure those books are somewhere collecting dust in my parent's house.
What I am saying is that we need to cherish our memories. We still need photos on our walls to decorate our homes. We still need photo albums to look back on. We may even need a small box of photos to bring out when we miss the ones we love the most.
There are some easy ways to save your photos instead of leaving them all in the digital world.
1. Make them into wall art
This means putting them onto your walls. Whether that be as a metal print, a canvas, or even just framed photos. Add them to your wall. It's exactly how it sounds, it is art on a wall. Get creative with it. If you don't think you have the creative gene in you, ask your photographer to help you out. I have a program I use to help come up with drafts by adding these photos to your wall virtually. So you can see it before you buy it.
2. Framed Photos
This may sound crazy, but before digital times, photos were put into frames and displayed for all to see. This is not a thing of the past though. We still add photos to our desk at work and have them on our nightstand. This gives every little area of your life a special touch. You can easily add them to open spaces on bookshelves, on end tables, mantles and window frames.
3. Put them in an album
This is probably one of my favorites. I am always so indecisive when it comes to photos. I love them all. This is the best option for these moments. I am stealing this idea from someone I follow on Instagram Valerie Keinsley. She does this amazing thing with her photographs and makes them into albums. She does this for her vacations/trips. She will do them for each year of her kid's lives. My favorite is that she did a picture a week for the first year of her children's lives and made each photo black and white and made that an album. How cool is that?! These can easily be added to your bookshelf, coffee tables or on end tables.
4. Have some in a photo box
Maybe you just want some for safe keeping that you can look through down the road. Maybe you want a really awesome gift for grandma and grandpa. Maybe you need something to tie into your decor on your coffee table. This is a great option. This box can have a photograph from your session on the top, and then you open it up and there are some photos inside. This is honestly my favorite gift to give as it can be placed anywhere in someone else's home.
Saving your photographs can be really important too for the years to come. Especially when you decide to take that technology detox and yet you still want to look at photos. It's also a very easy way to share your photographs with people who enter your home.