I consider myself to be a lucky kid whose mom had a film camera. Back in the days of film photography, the only way to enjoy pictures was to get them developed. This, in turn, provided us with picture prints that lasted for generations and those photographs are passed down to this day.

Digital photography is great. It allows parents to take quick snapshots of their children playing or being trouble makers. The only downside is most of these pictures never make it to labs.  We keep them on our phones, thumb drives, CD’s or cloud storage to hopefully one day print and hang. We believe our digital files are safe but in fact, digital files are not archival.

Please print the pictures of your kids you have on your phone in order to preserve your memories. Displaying pictures of your kids around the house is known to boost their self-esteem.