I am a photo album junkie. Not so much as collecting them, but LOVE to look through them. If you invite me to your home and my eyes catch a photo album, all filters disappear and I’ll grab it as if I was asked to. I love to see pictures of people with thier family and friends. It’s usually in chronological order so you can see the changes of people and seasons.
Last year, I bought a handful of new albums so that I could rearrange my photos in albums that look a like. Throwing out the floral peel-back kind from my highschool days, the winnie the pooh album from when Oldman was born and some old clunky one that only has 5 photos in it. These new albums look like library books. Very sophisticated!
As you may have noticed I said, I bought them last year. They’re sitting so nicely on a shelf with the photos stacked up next to the albums….not in them.
Two reasons. My time has gotten away from me and we’ve gone digital so it’s even more cumbersome to print those suckers off. I always have such great intentions and organizations, but recently I “received” a malware virus and it attacked all my videos and photos for the last 4 years. Some of the photos I’ve transferred to a CD, but the videos are shot. My heart aches. I want my boys to see them. But also, I have memory issues which means if I don’t see it in a picture or video, I won’t remember it. I’m planning on having a friend look at them to see if he can salvage them, but am kicking myself for not transferring them all sooner.
I’ll have some extra time soon and my first “job” will be to organize my photo albums. I don’t know about you, but there is something wonderful and peaceful about sitting down with my kids looking over photo albums and laughing at pictures, remembering people and places, and realizing that goofy look that one of the kids had at 6 weeks still shows up on his face today!
I’m interested….do you guys print off your photos immediately? Do you even use photo albums?