Here is a way to handle childrens pictures...
Here is how to handle childrens pictures. First lets consider the mistakes which people make with childrens pictures. They take too many, they are not at all flattering and all of the pictures seem to get jumbled up into this meaningless mass which no one ever looks at or can find after a few years. Putting them on the computer or internet is useless because then they fall into photography blackhole. Remember the 8 inch floppy? Any of those around? Nope. So anything you put on a computer may not last as the media format may go out one day just like the 8 inch floppy. If pictures are jumbled on the computer or in a mass somewhere, how can anyone in the family reflect upon them privately?
So think in terms of "Photobook" and metal prints. At each year of life you collect the child's very best photos and place them all in a photobook. Adorama is good and economical. All of the pages in their books is archival quality designed to last long. The books remain closed most of the time so the pictures inside the photobook will tend to last.
Next, find one to two pictures which represent the childs very best moments of that year. Print those on aluminum. Make sure to clearly label the year on the back.
Finally, find a small area of the house for these books and pictures. Dedicate a bookshelf and a wall for them. Eventually, one day all of these will be packed up into boxes, but the family will be able to reflect on things many years into the future. Thinking of yesteryears flooding make sure the photos are in a safe area of the house.
Also, put the photos on digital media which will last like SD cards and place them in a fireproof/waterproof box in a safe area of the home like the basement. You might even consider a small safe deposit box at a local bank where you keep important items that must not get lost. Even if an SD card is submerged in water it will not go bad so thats probably the best archival media.
This is the very best way I can think of organizing and keeping childrens pictures.
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