I gave Nicholas an old cigar box to use while he was working on one of “his projects”.
As I was getting ready to put away all his treasures, I was struck by all the bright colors
and the little trinkets in the box. (So I took this picture.)
When you’re four you need to collect a lot of things.
I’m a few years older than four and I still collect a lot of things.
I’ve often thought, if I only had 20 minutes to grab my most valuable possessions,
what would my treasures be?
Besides my family of course, I’d grab the clock that my parents gave us as a wedding present,
a few pieces of sentimental jewelry and my photo’s and photo albums.
Oh…and maybe the baby books. (but, I wasn’t too good at filling those things out.)
You see, all those other things are just stuff.
Clothes, furniture, etc…they can all be replaced.
My photo’s are a different thing, they are my treasures, my memories.
So why do I have most of the photo’s from the last several years still on my computer?
With my digital camera’s I easily take 25 times more pictures than I took before.
Instead of taking one more picture for good measure, I take 12.
The more pictures you take the better chances of getting that perfect shot. Right?
Once I received my first digital camera, I stopped regularly printing pictures.
Unless I was working on a special project or giving them away as a gift,
I never seemed to get around to it.
I currently live in fear of my laptop crashing and losing all my precious photos.
I should back them up on my external hard-drive. (and I do, sometimes)
So here’s my goal for 2015:
To go through the last few years of pictures and print them out. (maybe even put them in an album)
I don’t want to risk the chance of losing them forever.
So if you’re in the same place as me…
Print them out!
I use Shutterfly* a lot for printing and photo books and they always have a deal going.
New Customers get 50 free 4″ x 6″ prints for just opening up an account.
But I should let you know…
If you decide to click on the above picture and just happen to place an order,
I will receive a very small commission.
So… wherever you decide to take your pictures, it really doesn’t matter.
Just as long as we print them out.
Disclosure: I am a Shutterfly Affiliate.