In today’s digital era, many family traditions are slowly becoming a thing of the past. For instance, two decades ago, holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas involved taking photos to store for memory’s sake in a physical photo album. While people still take pics on holidays, they’re typically using a smartphone and just storing the images digitally, rather than printing photos. Even though convenient, that’s slowly killing tradition. The good news, however, is that just like many other traditions, the photo album is evolving too. Its modern version is the “photo book.”
A Photo Book as the ‘New’ Tradition
You no longer have to wait for hours on end to pick up your printed photographs. Now can create them at the touch of a button thanks to photo books.
While they were previously only made for weddings, now these lay-flat books are ones that photographers and websites are offering for baby, travel, and other special occasions. Online photo book creators like PrintedMemories also magically build stunning photo books straight from your social media accounts like Facebook and Instagram. They also offer to plant one tree with every photo book they print.
Here are some of the main reasons to consider printing photos into a photo book:
To create a photo book, you need to choose a paper type, upload the pictures you want in it, and then customize it to exactly how you want it. There are photo effects, pre-set themes, backgrounds, texts, frames, and even clip arts of your choice that you may use.
In other words, you do everything yourself. Mind you, it’s not that hard to do, given the diverse array of customization tools that the photo books make available to you. If anything, it puts your creativity into action and allows you to create a truly unique keepsake that reflects your personality.
Creates Time for Bonding
Creating photo books is an excellent way for you and your loved ones to bond. It gives you and your spouse, kids, or any other loved ones a fun activity to do together after you’ve taken some creative shots together. Furthermore, it’s something different from the routine. For instance, if your family spends Saturday evenings watching movies, then creating a photo book is a way to change that up every now and then.
With a lot of DIY options, you can spend hours putting together backgrounds, clip arts, and frames to create a unique memento. After printing photos to complete the book, your kids can look at the finished product with pride that they helped make it with you.
At the same time, you’ll all have a fun time together. And that’s a great bonding opportunity; you’ll relive cherished memories through pictures that had been tucked away in your digital drives.
You Can Create a Photo Book for Every Occasion
The beauty of photo books is that you can create one for every special event. Maybe you’re a newlywed, who wants to preserve the memories in a unique way – yes, that’ll be us soon! – or a pregnant mom who just had her baby shower. You can showcase all these memories in one unique lay-flat book.
Whether it’s a birthday party, graduation ceremony, business launch, or vacation, you probably take a lot of pictures. Unfortunately, people often only select a few pics, upload them to social media, and leave the rest in digital form.
And while you can’t upload all pics to social media, it is possible to organize them in a photo book. Then you can remember that fun vacation or another event whenever you look at it.
Printing Photos Helps Businesses Too
Lastly, if you have a company, you can also use a photo book to display your portfolio for potential clients. For instance, if you are a photographer, use it to showcase your previous works to current and potential clients. As I meet with potential photographers for our wedding, I will ask to see these types of books in person.
Are you still printing photos? Do you think it’s important? Why or why not?