Here’s to you, the reader!

Who is your family histographer?

Shirley (Myers) and Glenn Thoman school portraits (My maternal grandparents)

If your phone or hard drive died right now, how many of your precious moments would be safe? If you are like a lot of us, myself included, you rely A LOT on the cloud and hard drives to store your family legacy. 

But how often do you actually go back to these photos? Does your computer still have a floppy drive, CD drive, USB port? The truth of it is that as technology continues to advance it is impossible to know how best to archive and keep your images safe and accessible in their digital form. 

For example, I have an original print of my grandfathers high school senior  portrait sitting on my shelf, but who knows if the negative has survived though all of these years. 

I cannot tell you how much joy it gives me to look back on this image and the suitcase full nearly 100 years of family history that we found after my Papa passed away. If someone had not made the conscious decision to have these prints made years ago I would have no visual knowledge of many of my ancestors and how they lived.

I would hate to have that happen to you, your children, or your grandchildren. 

Therefore I challenge you to the 12-month Print Challenge! 

Every month I invite you to choose 5 photos that are meaningful to you off of your phone, cloud, or dusty hard drives to print and cherish. 

No explanations or image post needed just start curating your family legacy offline and have fun looking back though all the photos you’ve taken over the years. 

Let us share ourselves with generation after us (and social media) 

Are you getting overwhelmed by the thought of wading into the sea of digital images you’ve collected over the years? 

This photo was purely captioned mother and father. And not knowing exactly who they are does not make me any less happy to have access to these photographs, because somehow, without these people I would not be here right now.

I would like to offer my services as an objective third party viewer to help choose your images monthly, and if you’d like, professionally print those photos on high quality archival paper and surprise you each month! 

I hope you decide to become the histographer of your family by starting the tradition of printing and saving your images for future generations to look back on and remember their family history. 

Interested? 

Just reply ‘YES PLEASE’ to this post or email me and we can discuss more details!