Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Printed Photo Storage: Leaving a Legacy

Where do you store your printed photos?  Most of us have photos tucked away in drawers and closets, boxes and bins.  When you have photos all over your home, it can be an overwhelming task to try to pull them together and get them organized.

Additionally, many people today have stopped printing their photos.  Its important to print those photos most special to you for preservation purposes.  The printed photo is not subject to technical obsolescence or computer crashes.  You can read more about why you should print your photos on my guest blog for Ancestral Breezes.

For those photos that ARE printed, help is here, in the form of the LegacyBox from Linea!

Your photos and stories are a legacy you leave behind.  I'm a strong advocate of making albums (traditional or digital) with your most important photos.  But if you aren't ready to do that, you should be storing those photos in a safe environment, and that is an archival photo box.

The LegacyBox will hold 2400 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 photos.  It comes with customizable pouches in two different sizes, so that in addition to 4 x 6 and 5 x 7 photos, you also have room for panoramic photos, medals and ribbons.  There is also an accordion envelope to hold larger photos and memorabilia.  Also included are 54 dividers for theme or category sorting.  The deep seal-shut lid keeps your photos secure if the box is dropped.  And its versatile style suits any decor for display!  Best of all, this box is manufactured in the USA!  The retail price is $54.99 plus shipping.  Here's the specs:

Contact me or a member of the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (www.appo.org) if you'd like more information on the LegacyBox.

Set aside a little time every day to go through your photos.  You've probably got years and years of photos; organizing them isn't going to happen overnight.  But I can promise you will never regret the time you spend documenting your photos and stories!