Creative Ways to Preserve Memories
Gather all the moments that matter. Your photos say a lot about you and your story. Bring family and friends closer together as they share in your happy moments. There are many ways you can preserve memories and here are some of them. We cannot turn back the time so it is very important to find creative ways to preserve those memories and make them last a lifetime.
First let’s talk about how we can store these photos. Techniques have changed from black and white film to digital photographs which have made taking photos so much easier and cheaper. However, most of the time digital photos are loaded on the computer and then forgotten about. And if the computer crashes then they are gone forever. Making a habit of printing and storing those that you don’t print on an external hard drive is a great idea. This will free up space on your computer plus you won’t have to worry about losing them if the computer crashes. Or you can use tools like photobucket and snapfish which are perfect for storing, printing and editing your prints.
Scrapbooking… Scrapbooking is probably the most creative way to preserve memories and this method has grown so much over the past few years. Scrapbooking is a fun way to create one of a kind piece using patterned paper, stickers, stamps, paper flowers, and other embellishments. You can also use digital scrapbooking which is cheaper because sometimes the supplies can be a bit expensive. With digital scrapbooking you can create your layout, add elements and print it or save it to a CD or to an external hard drive. The fun part is when you get your little ones help out. You’ll be amazed how creative they get.
Photobook… Mixbook and Blurb helps create fabulous photobooks which you can order and place it on your coffee table. What I like most about Mixbook is that they offer so many themes to choose from which makes it so much easier to create those beautiful photobooks in just few minutes for only 6.99!
Journals… Gone are the days when journals or notebooks were used for shopping lists. It is used for so many other things today. You can add photos and describe those special moments. You can also make the notebook look more interesting by covering it with patterned paper and embellishments. Writing is a fun way to preserve the memories.
Turn Your Photos into Art… You can turn your favorite memories into a canvas art or poster which is becoming so famous now. Mixbook, Blurb and Canvas on Demand can help you create a perfect canvas art or poster with your favorite photos. Canvas on Demand offers free gallery wrapping and 100% money back guarantee as well.
Treasure Chest… Use cardboard box from craft store (there are so many decorative ones at Michaels) and fill these boxes with your photos. You can add notes at the back of the photos or to small cards and add them in between the photos to give all the fun details about those photos. These boxes are also perfect for storing admission tickets, souvenirs and other mementos from your vacations!
Photo Collage… If you have hundreds of photos sitting there then you can get a perfect photo collage created for you by Collage.com. Collage.com helps you upload pictures, make them into a custom collage and order high-quality printed products featuring your collage. Each collage can include hundreds of pictures arranged either in one of their 50 + shapes or however you like. Collage.com will automatically arrange photos to cover any shape without gaps or overlapping. It will be perfect! You can create a Poster, Canvas, Device Cases, Keepsake Blankets, Collage Cards, etc.
Hope you will find these ideas helpful!