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Although there may be fewer good memories to hold on to for the future during this pandemic, the ones there are should be protected. Maybe you are heading to your family cabin for the first time this year or its your first outdoor social visit since you started isolation. Whatever the case, these memories may tell an important story one day, so please don't forget to record it.
If you have the recording of these memories under control, the next step is to store them properly. With the plethera of digital storage options available, choose the one that works best for you and move this weekend's photos to a digital file labelled in a manner that will make it easy for you to locate later. That may be by date, event or something else that has meaning to you. My two favorite digital storage options are Dropbox and Smugmug and I use them for very different purposes. I use Dropbox as a storage spot only and I use Smugmug to collect and share photos as its permission levels and options are more comprehensive.
Now comes the fun part! My favorite methods of enjoying these photo memories include both physical and digital options. If you like to keep yourself surrounded by your favorite memories all the time, Nixplay has several great digital photo frames that you can regularly add to and change the images through an app, desktop or USB. Some of the more expensive wifi ones make it possible for you to program even from a distance, so you could send the photos to the frame before you even get home or send to the grandparent's frame for them to enjoy as well.
Photo books are still a favorite of mine as well. there is something great about holding the memories in your hans and pointing out images to your kids as you tell them the stories related to the photos. There are many drag and drop book builders on-line with a wide range of ease of use and price ranges. If you are looking for a long lasting book to stand the test of times, contact a local photo organizer to design and have a top quality book created through their professional printers.
My other favorite sharing option is a free family website that can be shared with family members but hidden from search engines. I think this one is crazy fun! I love this because you can have multiple family members contribute to the site and keep up with the goings on of long distance family members. I have people upload their photos through an easy upload link to my Smugmug gallery and then I create a different page for each family unit. What a marvelous way to keep up to date with family members. Contact me for further information if this sounds like something you might like.