"They grow up so fast." Every parent’s nightmare is their children will grow up in the blink of an eye and they will miss the important moments. While many claim the family photo album is dead, we are here to argue for the timeless treasure. With technology enabling products like digitally printed photo books that are easy to store, family albums are the way of the future. Social media may come and go (gone are the days of MySpace), but a photo book will keep your family memories safe for years to come.
Kids grow up so fast. We know it's true. But that's one of the beauties of a family album. You get to capture and memorialize all of the fun moments you share. Here are some reasons we think family albums and photo books are worth the investment.
Technology is Constantly Changing
Who doesn't want the newest smartphone with back and forward facing cameras? It may seem like a given now, but just ten years ago these things didn't exist. And who knows where technology will take us in another ten years. As your family grows and creates memories, you need a way to document these moments for years to come. Those MySpace albums are gone. The pictures you texted your friend when MMS made anyone paying a phone bill cringe...you'll never see them again. And if something happens to your phone when it's not backed up? While it has become easier than ever to snap a picture, it just as easy to lose the pictures you take to remember special moments. Creating a family album will keep these family memories safe.
A Lot Happens in a Year
A lot can change in the span of a year. Heck, sometimes we don't even remember what we had for breakfast yesterday or what we were watching on TV five minutes ago. We live in a fast-paced world that is ever changing. Your children are constantly growing and trying new things. The dog learned a new trick. You tried the new fancy restaurant down the street for date night. So much happens in such a short amount of time, novelty feeds our lives. Every birthday you reflect on how far you've come in a year. Now multiply that by the number of people in your family. Keeping a family album helps you truly appreciate how far you've come.
Remember the Little Moments
With so much going on, sometimes we forget to appreciate the little things. The funny suntan from a day at the beach and the way a seagull took a bite of your sandwich right out of your hand (this can really happen). All of the laughs you shared thinking about a seagull stealing a bite of that PB&J. So many magical moments can happen without us realizing it. Investing in a family album is giving yourself permission to take a step back and really see life for all of its little moments. Capturing the little things will mean a lot down the road when you reflect back on your journey.
Even Better Than a Story Book
Every picture tells a story. A family album is a collection of stories about you and the ones you love. It's an opportunity to step into your former life after years have gone by and look ahead at the journey you have taken since that time. With kids, this is even truer. A picture of your daughter smiling after losing her first tooth brings back laughs and tears. One of you and your grandfather will remind you just how resilient and strong he was, supporting our country in World War 2 and your family since then. A picture of your favorite dog playing with his favorite toy brings to mind the joy and love he feels for you. All of these moments and stories make up your life. So let them be told and shared.
There are many reasons to get a family album, and these are just a few. What touches your heart? What do you want to live on forever? Family albums are like time capsules of the stories of your life. So why not let them shine on?