It's probably one of the things that we all have in common. It's now past Christmas, and as we remember the holiday did you take photos to remember the special moments? Christmas is a time for taking photos. I would guess that each of us took a lot of photos. I also hear from people who get so overwhelmed that they end up taking zero photos. I look at Christmas and every holiday differently since my mother died. I hate to really verbalize it, but I think EVERY year, is this our last Christmas with "someone"? Did I take enough photos and capture the feelings and people? I know that I cherish the photos of Ty's last Christmas with us. He had lost his hair and had just got out of the hospital. He wore a gray knit hat and a big Cabela's coat. I know this because I have photos to look at. My kids have these photos to remember our last Christmas together. He didn't want his photo taken looking like he did. So I took candid photos. I took photos knowing how important would become to us.
So I have this commitment to my family and to me. Well, it's a personal commitment. I see myself as the CEO of memory keeping for our family. I am happy to say that my girls have now joined my company and take tons of photos. I have given them all printers to print out their photos. In fact, this year Taylor was thrilled when I gave her myCanon SELPHY CP910 in Gold. It's really a good day when she can get out with 4 month old twins so she likes to print her photos from home. I printed our Christmas photos last week. Have your printed those memories out? Are they still on the media card? Or do you find that you look at your phone to see the memories?
This is a few of the photos that I printed out from this past Christmas holiday. I printed these photos on the Canon PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer.
I realize that no one else is going to be as passionate as me in my family as the memory keeper. I wanted to capture it all. This was Cooper, Beckett and Capri's FIRST Christmas. If I don't take the time to take and print the photos, I know it will most likely not get done. I take this role to heart. Photos help us remember. I know this all to well. So often, I have heard the familiar words, "It is just another Christmas. The photos are all the same year after year." I know it may seem that way, but I see it differently because I have lost my mother and husband and know that the photos I have mean everything to me and my children. I see it as a way to document each year and the people in your life you care about the most.
So I printed all the photos that I took from Christmas this year. Yes, I even printed the photos that were not "perfect." I placed them inside the TC Gold Photo Flip Book. I wanted to document this FIRST Christmas for the family.
Look at the twins. They will only be 4 months old once. I can't go back and take these photos.
These photos are keepsake. They will be precious photos that my grandchildren will want to see when they get older. They won't remember this time, but the photo will take them back to a time they won't remember. Who doesn't love looking at photo albums of your baby photos?
I took photos of what the house looked like decorated.
We have the Christmas Eve open PJ's for the family. We took photos by the tree of the girls wearing the new PJ's that they got. It's these special memories that are so important to print out.
I decided to FRAME this photo that I printed. I love these three girls. I loved how much they LOVED the putting on the PJ's and taking this photo. This is a happy photo.
So I hope you feel inspired today to print your photos out TODAY of your Christmas. Get those precious photos off your camera card or cell phone. I know you will be thankful that you did.