Fairytales – The Blog

We have been talking about getting your photos organised so that you can enjoy them and we have also been talking about one of our favourite ways to enjoy photos – in photo books.  For those new subscribers who have joined us for our first birthday competition you may have missed those posts... you can read about them by clicking the links below; Digital Photo Organising FileOsophy Who is the best photo book supplier? I made my first photo book over 6 years ago just after I got married.  Our fantastic photographer Grant from Perfect Images Photography had kindly provided me with a CD of fabulous shots and as such I was able to create a beautiful keepsake of our magical day.

In just five days The Filing Fairies turn 1, ‘ONE’ wow what a milestone for us or for any new business. Obviously given the area of organising that we specialise in, I thought the best way to reflect on our year would be for a photo montage (a la recent Facebook movies) ….and here it is 1yr in 1minute. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mB_goDxI6g

Birthday Badge-01Hands up who else loves stylish stationery? I know it is the organising possibilities that make Jo and I love stationery items, but I often wonder what it is that makes stores that stock these products so widely and universally popular with almost everyone I speak to? Anyway I digress….I won't go into a reflective post about the roller coaster ride of our first year in business (I will save that for next week)...today’s blog is to announce our first birthday giveaway! You are wondering what it is all about right?  Well what better way to announce the details of our giveaway than with one of my favourite (and I think most effective) descriptive methods I learned as an event manager - the who, what, why, where, when, how.

We helped you get your photos #organised with our series of posts on digital photo organising and we reminded you what a great gift idea photo books are for Mothers Day so now it is time to give you our input on the great photo book supplier debate. Here is another one of Jo's cool infographics that explains how we chose to assess photo book suppliers. Who-is-the-best-photobook-supplier

Is the year travelling at lightning speed for you? Well just over the the horizon we have…Easter (think bonnets and parades for the school kids), Anzac Day (think long weekends and camping plans), School Holidays (perhaps more holidays etc etc)…we are in for a busy few months!!!  So now that you have had some time to get your photos #organised with our MOON walk FileOsophy we suggest that now could be the perfect time to think about planning a great gift for your mum for Mother’s Day.

As you may recall February is one of two clusters of birthdays that our family has each year.  In the February cluster we have Jacob (who will tell anyone that will listen) is first, followed by Gabi then myself.  So we have LOTS going on in the lead up to these special days not to mention all the other things going on in our busy lives. Historically, I always used a diary – a small handbag sized diary with a week to view – and I am sure at some stage I had one of those old school birthday books full of messy entries. Back in the late 90’s whilst working a full time desk job I started to rely heavily on my office outlook calendar but found weekends and personal items being forgotten so I was using both the old diary AND outlook – hello double up and confusion. BI (Before iPhone) I had a mobile with a calendar with reminder functions so I started using that, but still I relied on the old paper one because I never managed to get everything updated into the phone. Then smart phones changed everything…

Image Recently we walked through our Digital Photo Filing FileOsophy and taught you how to do the MOON walk.  Right now you might be feeling overwhelmed by a mountain of memories.  If you are not sure where to start the process of making sure your precious memories are safe, here are our top 5 tips to dealing with an overwhelming situation. 

There was a 5th step to our photo filing FileOsophy which we hadn’t included as part of the MOON walk as it pertains to both images and data.  It also didn't fit nicely with our little acronym but ultimately we believed that it needed a bit more weight and importance surrounding it.  WHY?  Well because data loss does not discriminate.  Good karma will only get you so far and good guys can experience data loss as readily as the next guy. Digital Photo Filing FileOsophy Step 5: BACK UP,  backing up, protecting your precious memories, saving for the future call it what you will…. We like to think of it as Back Up or Die. Sounds pretty ominous doesn’t it… back up or die?  Well if you remember the emotions we stirred up when you watched our video then you need to read this post.