Your little children are so innocent, so sweet and such sources of joy. They also grow up incredibly fast. One day you’re dealing with burp rags and diapers, and it feels like just the next day it’s sports, school and weekends that are lost to activities for the children. You want to preserve the memories, but sometimes it might feel like your head is spinning with the effort. Here are a few tips to help you capture those memories forever.
Carry the Camera
With the advent of camera phones, it may not be necessary to carry a camera around with you, but it’s still a good idea. If the camera is in the car or your bag, then you will be ready to capture that incredible smile after she scores a goal or his glowing smile when he comes home from school and tells you he aced that test.
Save to Disc as Backup
You may not have time to put the pictures in scrapbooks right now, but you can still secure them for later. Save the digital pictures from your phone or camera to a series of discs. A better option is to invest in software specifically designed for organizing your pictures. With this software, you can label pictures and make notes about them. When you’re ready to put them in books, you’ll have all the information at your fingertips. Backup the pictures to sources like external hard drives, thumb drives and discs for safekeeping.
Make a Professional Book
Time may be short for putting pen to paper and creating a scrapbook, but you can have those special memories preserved in a special book. You can organize your special pictures into a printable format and have a professional soft or hardcover book printed. The prices may seem a little high, but it’s easy to put together, the service is fast and you won’t have to store scrapbook supplies.
Invest in Professionals for the Special Occasions
It’s up to you to catch those daily moments of joy and pride, but you should invest in a professional Los Angeles Videographer service to capture the special occasions. Hire one for birthday parties, first communions, graduations and other special events. Whether your daughter is preparing for the end-of-year soccer banquet or your son has earned his black belt in karate, let the videographer capture the moment, so you can sit back and enjoy it.
Special Attention to Artwork
Over the years, your child is going to bring home quite a bit of artwork. You’ll see the natural advancement in skills as the artwork becomes more detailed, and your child will love seeing the progression someday. Smaller pieces can be preserved in albums along with locks of hair, baby teeth and other small items. However, those larger drawings and portraits deserve to be framed. Your child’s framed artwork can become the decorative accents in their bedroom, your family room or even your office at work. With each passing year, those early finger paintings will become more special and cherished.
The key to preserving memories as they grow up is to be prepared. Keep the camera with you at all times, and invest in a quality system for saving and organizing the pictures you take, and the precious artwork. In the future both you and they will definitely appreciate the extra effort and time you spend now preserving these memories!
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