People often tell me that they have piles of pictures in boxes and they don't have time to look through, organize, and get them on pages in photo albums.
As for me, I have different perspective. Believe this or not. I created many photo albums by using Creative Memories' products and supplies. They are on shelves in the Family and Recreation Room.
I often feel prompted that I should continue to work and complete photo albums. Why? Life is short. It is going to be a great benefit for Nolan to look through and learn about his family history. Not only his benefit, it also applies to me since my family is not here with us. Every time I look through pictures, it brought me such memories.
Enough about me.
If you want to get started with a photo album then you must do these 5 things:
1. Set your hectic schedule aside, set up your work station, and look through pictures.
It would be nice if you have a work station such as a desk or folding table, so you can look through each pictures.
In case if they are in magnetic photo albums, which might have yellowish pages, remove them with Multi-Purpose Tool.
2. Scan pictures and save them on CDs.
Decide which pictures that you might want to give it to your loved ones and friends. I personally think it is good idea to save pictures on CDs, so they can either put in the Deposit Box at banks or in safes available at homes. Never know if something happen such as fire or nature disasters.
3. Organize these pictures in storage boxes.
Organize them into a storage box vertically based on year range instead of just laying horizontal. Some people like to organize them based on occasions such as Halloween, Birthday parties, Christmas, New Year, July 4th, etc.
4. Get a photo album based on color and design you like.
You can either apply pictures with Tape Runner on blank white, black, spargo page or apply them on color solid/pattern/texture mounting paper. Depends on individuals' preference. I empathize that no creativity is necessary to complete a photo album.
Each picture has story behind. And label each person based on who they are and add dates if possible. Some people find writing with handwriting works good for them while some others might prefer to type by using some kind of digital software. Storybooks can be created by using a digital software.
Then you get to enjoy reading and looking at these precious pictures during spare time!
How does it make you feel to have and to see pictures put in those photo albums compared with piling up horizontally in boxes?