I don’t know about you, but the worst part about watching coverage of Hurricane Harvey, Irma and the California Wildfires, is the look on victim’s faces as they pick through the rubble of their homes, trying to find a keepsake. Even a photo of their wedding or of their children, can mean the difference between being with or without their cherished memories. What a horrible thing it would be to be left without the pictures you treasure the most, especially when keeping them safe and sound no matter what the disaster is so easy.
Have you been through the family photo album lately?
What shape are your pictures in? Are they sparkling and colorful or faded and lifeless. Have you taken the time to scan them so they’re backed up and secure or is the print you’re holding, the only one of its kind?
One thing that makes photos harder to archive than other keepsakes is the simple fact that we get so used to seeing our favorite photos hanging around the house, that we don’t always think to take them off the wall and scan them for safekeeping.
The good news is that with the advent of portable wand scanners, you can see your favorite family photos any time you want. The bad news is, you may have to peel them out of Aunt Sadie’s clutches to use it!