As we grow up, we come to realize that the memories we cherish the most are the ones we share with our loved ones, especially over the holidays. Many people look forward to the holidays all year long, and for some, it is the only time they can get together with their family and friends, and strengthen family bonds and friendships. Therefore, it’s important to have a record of those moments to bring back the nostalgia as life goes on. Here are three tips you can use to preserve holiday memories forever.
Invest in a Special Photobook
The prevalence of digital camera means that we rarely have physical photographs any more. A photobook is like a school yearbook with lots of pictures in it, and you can get one made to order especially for the holiday season. A photobook usually comes in hardcover, with high-quality printing paper (sometimes glossy or textured) used as its pages. This makes a photobook sturdy and less susceptible to damage. There are many photobook printing companies available online – you simply upload your photos, choose a style and layout, and get your photobook delivered.
Put Together a Scrapbook
This is a variation of the photobook idea. If you want the whole family to participate in the memory recording process, why not print out all the pictures taken over the holidays, sit together with your family, and decide on the best photos to go into a scrapbook? This way, everyone gets a say in which memories were the best ones of the year. Repeat the same process every year using the same scrapbook. So the next time you need a quick overview of the best holiday memories over the years, you’ll just need to look through one scrapbook. Does this mean you have to throw away the rest of the photos? No. Just put the other photos away into other photo albums.
Record Videos and Put Them on YouTube
If you are more technologically inclined, then a great idea would be to create a YouTube channel and post videos that you’ve recorded over the holidays there. Your videos will be there forever, and if you are worried about others seeing your videos, you can also adjust your privacy settings so that only you and people who have a link to your videos can see them. Watching videos stirs up more vivid memories than photographs can, because you can see movements and hear sounds.
These are just some of the easy and convenient ways you can try to preserve memories of your holidays inexpensively. It doesn’t matter what way you choose; it’s more important that actually you do something to keep those memories on record. Our lives may have a limited span, but the memories we leave behind last forever.