Organizing Your Baby’s Pictures
Organizing Your Child’s Pictures doesn’t have to be like a second job. Use these tips to make it fun. Today, we will focus briefly on organizing the baby’s pictures.
By now, you probably have accumulated lots and lots of pictures. Likely, you even took them before you gave birth. For many people, the digital photography age makes it much easier to manage pictures and keep them in chronological order.
Yet, scrapbooking is still a fun and loving way to preserve memories and make books that will one day be a family heirloom. But oh…the time it takes to scrapbook.
If you love the homey look and feel of a bound scrapbook than you really should invest in some of the amazing software programs that will help you design pages. The average costs of these programs range from $25 to $150. In the long run, purchasing a program to do the snipping for you will not just save time, but money.
You can say good-bye to looking for fancy pages and materials to make your scrapbook. Plus, it gives you the option of keeping a simple 3 ring binder that you can continuously add to overtime.
My Memories, Memory Suite and Foto Fusion are just a few. Windows Picture also has some basic scrapbook pages that you can load and print straight from your library. Before you buy, make sure to look for free programs as well just to make sure you like this way of preserving memories.
For the rest of you, who like the relaxation of hand creating your scrapbooks – there are a few ways to stay organized. It is likely that you will have weeks, maybe even months – when you are unable to sit down and update your books.
Instead, keep file folders of pictures and props for the scrapbook that are chronological by date. This way, going back won’t feel like such a huge and overwhelming ordeal.
Many moms may be able to find the time but are unable to find the peace and quiet they crave when spreading out tons of pictures.
Face it, your little one will want to get involved as well, and scissors and cutting tools just aren’t for babies. What you can do is allow your child to join in and have them create a scrapbook all their own. You can do the cutting – but allow them to pick the pictures that they want to include. You might be surprised by their choices.
One thing to remember is that taking pictures and documenting this special time in your family’s life is an irreplaceable experience. You can’t just go back and redo a birthday party or special event to get pictures to save for your children.
Don’t worry about investing in expensive or fancy equipment and instead, just shoot natural pictures making it part of your routine. This way you will have plenty to choose from and even more excess to filter through later.
If you begin collecting an immense amount of pictures, which most parents do – ensure that they are always around by backing up your picture library and saving it to discs in case your computer crashes. Another option is to house the pictures at an online photo gallery.