The importance of printed photos in your child’s life

The importance of printed photos in your child’s life

In this digital age, we are snapping so many photos each day of our kids milestones, achievements and everyday lives, but what are we doing with them? Besides storing them on our devices or maybe backing them up for safe keeping, my guess for the majority of you is… nothing.

In days gone by, our parents and grandparents would have photos of us proudly displayed on walls and neatly presented in our cherished childhood photo albums.

But sadly these days, photos are left on devices and rarely looked at again. Many kids don’t have photos of themselves or their family to touch, hold and cherish.

Photo books are a great way to get those photos off your devices and into your children’s lives and hands.

Each year I create a photo book for each of my children. It isn’t a huge masterpiece, it is simply approx. 100 images in a 30 page photo book that summarises the past year. They may not be great photos, but they tell THEIR story. Their annual photo books help to boost their self esteem by:

  • Reminding them of all of the great times they had over the past year
  • Proudly showing all of the milestones they achieved and places they visited
  • Features them with some of their wonderful family and friends who are a part of their lives and shows them as being a part of our family.

When a child sees a family portrait with them included in the photograph they say to themselves: ‘These people have me as part of what they are, that’s why I belong here. This is where I come from.” Judy Weiser, Psychologist

Each time I get their photo books out, the kids pour over them. Reminiscing, laughing, seeing themselves off a screen and in print. They just love them. Seeing their photos displayed in photo books shows them that they are loved and keep the memories alive.

Do you print photos for your children to hold and enjoy?

If you are not sure how to get started try our recent post with a photo book recipe.

We can help you to trouble shoot tricky page layouts or provide tips and tricks to add the designers edge to your book in a 60min online proofing session

1Comment
  • Kylie J
    Posted at 13:26h, 03 March Reply

    Yes I absolutely do print my photos! I have 4 kids and they each have their own albums (Project Life style) but I soon realised printing 4 of each photo from family holidays etc was just taking up way too much space and I’m sure my kids won’t want to leave home with 800 big heavy photo albums. So I’ve decided to make their albums just about them and now I’m going back through photos and making annual FAMILY photo books which I will print 4 of each year. They take up much less space. I listened to you on the DIY photo organising podcast this morning and you’ve inspired me to include more storytelling in my albums, so I’m here for more photo book inspiration 🙂

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