It’s been nearly 15 years since my husband and I first started dating, and sometimes I catch myself wishing and willing time to slow down. Between work, obligations, and scheduling, sometimes it feels like we don’t have enough time to talk— let alone soak in the happiness of each moment, no matter how mundane.
Our boys are growing up way too fast. I can take all the photos and videos I want, frame and hang as many photo prints as I please . . . but there’s nothing like the joy in the now. Somehow, a personal or family photograph isn’t as meaningful if there aren’t memories to attach them to. Savor it.
So . . . what’s the true worth of a photograph? The True Worth of a Photograph is in the Memories it Represents and the Emotion it Stirs.
Nowadays, it’s as simple as making sure you’ve got iCloud backup set up and a Shutterfly account running so that your photos are automatically backed up and memories are never lost to the digital ether. If you don’t already have a Shutterfly account set up (or even if you do!), make sure to check out their free, unlimited photo storage with automatic sync for your computer and all your digital devices. It’s literally free to use, and you get the added bonus of being sent offers and suggestions that
prod remind you to buy real life prints or other photo products as your Library gets populated with all your photos.
We’ve been in our home for almost nearly two years now, and we’re just now getting around to improving our wall art situation, which was really easy with the pre-built wall art suggestions and layouts from Shutterfly. After poring through our huge backlog of unprinted photos, I appreciated having one less decision to agonize over with our family photos. I may have shed more than just a few tears during each photo-selection session. Slow down, time! When did my babies grow up?
One wall down, just a couple dozen more to go. 😉
Tell me about how you share and appreciate your photos! Do you scrapbook, or are you a wall art fanatic? Are you on team canvas, or do you opt for a more modern treatment, like metal prints? Where’s your favorite place to get wall art printed?