Today marks our 24th wedding anniversary! Being that it’s our anniversary, I thought I would share a little something personal about our wedding. I don’t want to just help people preserve photos, but their memories that those photos support and hope this inspires you.
This father’s day seems especially difficult. I lost my father a little over a year-and-a-half ago and while we didn’t see eye-to-eye all the time I loved him and miss him dearly. But what is more difficult this year is that we just learned that a father of one of my son’s teammates suddenly passed away in his early 40’s. He left behind a teenage son heading off to college and a daughter. I honestly can’t image losing a parent so young in life and my heart goes out to these two kids.
So, I have been thinking about Father’s Day even more and what it means for me. If your father is still alive cherish him and learn more about his legacy. If he is no longer with you, you can still learn about his life and pass on his legacy to your children or others.
I can only imagine what families must be going through emotionally and financially when having to deal with the after math of a disaster. Oklahoma was hit hard by flooding in late 2015, and again in May of 2017 communities are dealing with the devastation of tornadoes. One of the casualties of a disaster may be photos or memorabilia. While I hope this never happens to you, there are steps that you can take if you do encounter wet or damaged photos.
I want to introduce you to Mylio. This is an awesome photo organization & management tool that puts all your digital images at your fingertips — from your mobile to your desktop devices, at anytime. Even when you’re not connected to the internet. In other words, Mylio organizes, protects and enables access to all your photos and videos across all your mobile and desktop devices with or without the cloud. You can even share your favorite photos with others!
Have you felt yourself wondering where some of your photos have gone to? Not sure how to get your photos of your smartphone? Traveling with no Internet access?
Have you traveled to Africa? Or, have some special photos from a trip you’d love to wake up to each morning?
One of my dear friends from my Williams days went to Africa a few years ago with her husband. She told me stories of how she was able to capture photos on their safari. She says she just got lucky with the shots, as they are in their natural habitat. And their guide had certain rules they had to abide by. But I think it was more than just luck. When you look at the photos she took, they are absolutely amazing!
Last year I met a wonderful lady, Judy Keefe, who loves to write. She loves to help people tell their stories similar to how I like to help people tell their stories, only she does it with words. During one of our meetings I learned about KinKeeping through Judy and found myself fascinated by the term. Now I call myself a KinKeeper!!!
Why am I writing about Judy? Well, today is the day her first book in a series about KinKeeping is released. The book is entitled “KinKept: Intentionally Nurturing Connections“, and you can find it on Amazon. I’m so excited for her! As a hobby of mine, I dabble in my family history and try to keep our family together by coordinating family reunions. That’s what I initially thought about KinKeeping, but it’s so much more…
Last month I asked for responses to probably one of the shortest surveys ever http://Photo Storage Survey (Jan 2017).
Continuing on with my List of Unique Gifts for the Holidays, is creating your own Calendar.
1. Get Organized
Save yourself some time and gather your photos first.
Do you have a collection of your child’s artwork or other projects, collecting dust and not sure what to do with them? Well here are some possible ideas and all of them make great gifts; for yourself, child or other family members. By scanning your child’s artwork you’re not only preserving those memories, but you can re-purpose them into something else; for you and others to enjoy.
- Turn one or more artwork into an art poster.
- Do you have a lot of artwork from your child? How about turning that into a photo book? Let’s from grade school, or even during their K-12 years?
- Use artwork as a screen saver or wallpaper on your PC.
Need other gift ideas? Reference my Unique Gift Ideas article.
If you’re like most people, you may wait until Thanksgiving to start the holiday gift buying. However, if you want to give something truly special and personal, that gift can take a little longer to prepare.
Photos and videos provide something special that invoke memories. It’s something from the heart that you can’t purchase from a store. Here are some of my favorite personal gifts.