Pictures speak a thousand words. One glance from a camera-captured moment is a life time’s worth of memories. For most people this is something to be valued and treasured; hence they tend to be a little organized when it comes to the whole process of preservation: your kid’s first birthday, his or her first day at school, a marriage, a homecoming war-hero son, graduations and balls, proms and engagements, and vacationing with your friends and family. It’s all about making memories. We want to revisit them at one point in our later life. We want to glance through each and every one of those and think “we were there, when that happened, with those people”: simple pleasures that will bring mounds of joy. So take care to preserve and organize them, don’t just leave them to be deleted-away in your personal computer or photographic device. Be a bit more old-fashioned and get them into a hardbound format.
Piece of life
A well maintained dry mount photo album is a piece of life, a reminder of joyful but bygone times, times that you are convinced, will never return to you. Go for the above conventional format. You can paste, glue or attach photos in various sizes into these. There is also that nice contrast against the black background. Moreover extra protection is provided through the usual membrane-like tissue papers in between each two album leaves: something of the past, something that will invoke memories and lull you into a sense of belonging and security. Treat yourself to the best possible one you can get.
Take a step further
What stop at a photo album? Why not take a step further and personalize things a bit more. Imagine that it is your dad’s 50th birthday. Why not take your dad a trip down the memory lane and get him personalized t-shirt with a printed photograph of him taking you to school for the first time? What better way is there other than this to show how much you care for him and treasure him? It’s bound to make him cry. Now do the same with your mom. And may be this time; make it a dinner plate or a coffee mug. Thanks to sublimation printers you can get this done in no time.
It’s an investment
Run to the nearest studio where one of these things is being operated. Feeling decadent? Then get one for yourself. You can do all the printing on your own. May be this is the business venture you’ve been waiting for.