One of my goals for the year is to print my photos quarterly.
What I didn’t tell you was the goal-beneath-the-goal: I want to be a better memory keeper.
I’m not only lax about printing photos (hence the goal); I’m terrible at not doing anything with them. If I don’t order prints, you can bet I don’t frame them, enlarge them, and the like. I’d love to have family photos in frames, and on the walls, into books and albums, and ready to share with far-off relatives.
And guess what? I’m actually making progress.
First, I turned one of my favorite photos from last fall into a 16×20 canvas.
I love how this photo captures our family life without even showing our faces. Although it’s missing a family member, so I’m going to need to order a companion canvas that includes my omitted daughter. Soon!
I liked it so much that when I found out about a deal to get a free 8×10 canvas, I pounced, and ordered up another of my favorite photos from the fall.
He looks like a monkey and I love it.
While I had photos on the brain, my kids and I wrote get-well cards and shipped off a stack of photos to far-away relatives. We hadn’t sent them photos in so long it was getting a little embarrassing.
A handwritten note + photos of the great-grandkids = a good mail day.
In the months to come, I’d like to frame some photos for my walls, fill up a few picture frames, order a photo book or five, and keep printing my photos.
But for now, I’m proud of my progress. This is a small thing, but it’s not an easy one for me. And it’s making me happy to create concrete ways to preserve our happy memories.
If you’re interested in keeping your own memories:
I’d love your tips on being a better memory keeper! Hit me with ’em in comments.
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