As a child I recall going to both of my grandparents houses and staring for hours at all of the family photos throughout their homes. I still find myself doing this when I visit my grandmother. It is amazing to see all of the family members at different points of their lives. Even NHL looks at them and names people that he can recognize.
My mother and father now have locations in their home that house photographs of family. The other day while visiting I had to take a photo. This is in the back family room where their cockatoo lives, along with my great-grandmother’s piano.
On one side of the piano there is a photo of everyone from my family at our wedding, along with photos of our boys and us. Note to self: Update Nana’s photo of NHL (he’s almost 6 after all) and give them the family portrait that was specially made.
On the other a big family photo from my brother’s wedding, photos of his daughter and his family.
The digital photography era has it’s perks and drawbacks. We can click away photos to our hearts content and not worry about wasting money on printing photos that are not worthy of processing. On the flip side, we could also store all of the photos and never print out real copies for family and friends….or ourselves. I admit it, we are 110% in the last grouping. Tons of photos taken, but hardly any made into prints for ourselves. We try to get them made for our family, but often are slackers at that.
I am trying to get better with this since I hardly have any printed photos of JSL and he is two years old!
How do you handle printing of digital photographs? Are you good about getting them made for family, friends and yourself? Any hints or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.