The last time I actually printed out a photo was because my daughter needed one of herself and her family for a preschool project. And that’s about it. In this day and age, printing out photos doesn’t really seem to happen. I take pictures on my phone, then I upload them to my computer or share them on Facebook or Instagram.
Even if I use my DSLR camera, the pictures don’t get printed out, they get uploaded and either used in blog posts or saved on the hard drive.
When I look back, things use to be so different. We would print out every single photo we took. We made albums, scrapbooks and framed the memories. My mom’s house is full of all our family photos.
Even as early as 2009, when my oldest was born, we still printed out all his pictures, made albums, framed them to hang on the walls and sent copies to family members.
Fast forward to 2015. As I look around, I don’t see a single family photo on the wall. And aside from my youngest’s newborn photobook, I don’t think we have any albums or framed photos of her on the wall, How is that even possible?!
So why have I been thinking about all this lately? I recently saw this video from Canon Canada called Never Again: Don’t Be That Parent.
It made me laugh, but it actually got me thinking about it too. I guess it’s true that with Facebook and other social sharing sites around, we just keep posting and sharing all our photos. Or maybe it’s really the laziness factor of actually getting online to have the prints ordered and then physically going to pick them up.
So that’s why I’ve added this awesome Canon Pixma Printer to my wish list. How amazing would it be to have a printer that not only does all your regular printer stuff, but also prints out any pictures and memories you want, right away?! Once I get that, there will be no excuse for not having family photos around or making scrapbooks and albums.
Now I just have to start hinting to the hubby that this would be a perfect anniversary gift for both of us.
How do you preserve and display family memories and photos?
*This is a sponsored post. As always, all thoughts, opinions and words are my own.