When I was a little kid, I used to look through my Mom and Dad’s photo albums all the time. Those thick black pages, and retro photo corners fascinated me. I know that it was a lot of work to keep them up, and now with the pages falling apart, the photo corners coming off, many of the photos are just put into a old chocolate box. Languishing in the past, dark corners misting the images.
My Dad keeps some special photos in a container beside “his” chair, and when we come to visit, he pulls them out. He reminisces about the good old days, and turns the photo over trying to remember the year that it was taken, and just who was that person? Faded names scratched in pencil, faded photos, these are the only copies of his memories that he has left.
I thought that I would spirit them away one day when he wasn’t looking. Scan them onto a disk, take it home with me, and present him with a finished photo book. Can’t you see his face, as he pulls out the book to show his friends? From the old black and white photos complete with captions, names, and dates, and maybe progressing to family photos of all of us.
My local photo book printer Treasure Books is having a BOGO sale until July 31st.
They ship all over the world, and do a superb job of printing professional quality hardcover photo books. I plan on using them to print one for Dad. The free program is easy to download, and the possibilities are endless.
It’s something to consider, putting all of your treasured memories in a book, clearing out the hard drive of the computer, documenting your life, your garden, your family, and turning it into something more then a dusty pile of photos.
Just so we are all clear, I am basing my recommendation on my experience with a superb local supplier, and I am not affiliated with Treasure Books, nor do I receive payment from them to write about them.
Check them out for yourself, and see what they can do for you.