The age of a photograph and my grandparents
Its amazing how long photograph prints actually hang around for. I cant think of a better example than showing you that with none other than a few images of my grandparents!
This year on July 27th marks my grandma and grandpas 60th wedding anniversary which is also my grandmas 80th birthday!! <3 <3 <3 I could have saved this post until later this month but I didnt really want to. 🙂
Digital cameras and digital prints didn’t become popular until the early 2000’s. I have prints up until I bought my first digital camera in 2006. Up until that time prints were the best thing since sliced bread and in my opinion are still the best thing. My grandparents do not own a computer or even a cell phone for that matter and yes I know its 2016. But they have prints all over the house! Any picture I want them to have, I have to print and physically mail it to them and I am OK with that! I love prints! I love holding it in my hand. Sure digital is easy and its the normal thing now but prints will never go out of style, be outdated, or be replaced.
Please print the photos that are important to you!
That should be every single one you own just in case you were wondering. 🙂
That means no file searching. No worrying about hard drives crashing. No waiting on the internet to load just to show someone a picture.
My grandma displays each image she is sent on her piano. If you didn’t know any better you’d never know there is a piano under all the pictures, frames, articles, clippings, etc. that she saves.
Its in the living room, the display is bigger than the TV, you can’t miss it. Everyone migrates to it, looks, searches, and always talks about something on there. My kids did the same thing and they were born in the digital age. They were fascinated by it and wanted to know who everyone was. They spotted an image of me when I was 5 years old and asked who it was, they did not believe me when I told them it was me and had to ask grandma to confirm.
Prints last. End of story. Please print what is important to you, what you want others to see. Everyone will thank you.
My grandparents had 8 children (my mom was the 7th!) 4 boys and 4 girls, have 14 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. Amazing what can happen in 60 years! Happy Anniversary to them! <3
Some fun facts about these image below:
– I pointed out to my mom the other day she and grandma have the same birth mark on their right arm. She never noticed it before!
– Grandma was tricked into making her own 50th anniversary cake!
– Grandma and Grandpa were married on her 20th birthday and had a double wedding with her sister!
– I made it a point to get pictures of them with my kids earlier this year. WIN!