This post has been sponsored by Environmental Graphics. All opinions and ideas are my own.
My children are growing so fast. Changing so much. Moving through the stages of childhood so quickly I cannot keep up in pictures. In fact, I’ll do great for a while, and then forget to take any pictures at all for long stretches at a time. It’s disheartening when I go to look for pictures and see the gaps. Besides the documentation of change, I’ve become convicted of several other reasons we should work hard to preserve our child’s childhood memories in pictures. Photos. Evidence.
You Should Preserve Your Summer Memories because . . . Children love to see themselves in photos.
It is a boost to their sense of self and their esteem to realize that we value them enough to take pictures and show the world. When my children saw the 8 x 8 square StickUpPix I ordered recently they were so excited that I chose to feature *them* on something so solid and real and visible.
You Should Preserve Your Summer Memories because . . . Children forget.
It’s sad but true, your child is not likely to remember much about his or her life before seven years of age. And even after seven years of age, by the time they are adults lots of memories will be buried. Pictures bring back those memories and keep them fresh for kids. These fun pics of my kids swimming underwater immediately brought on a torrent of words. A sharing of memories. A deeper bonding from shared experiences remembered.
You Should Preserve Your Summer Memories because . . . Children change so fast.
Nothing documents the ages and stages, smiles and teeth (or lack thereof), clothing choices, and growth than pictures taken regularly. This is one of the reasons I love my new phone — it takes fabulous pictures and as long as I remember to pull it out often — it’s fast and easy. And thankfully, Stickuppix makes it fast and easy to actually print the best of my phone photos to create a lasting treasure.
You Should Preserve Your Summer Memories because . . . Activities change too.
Children who love the children’s museum this year will probably find it boring just a few years from now. Children who once lived to swim each day of summer will soon be taking summer jobs and saving up for a car. Ask me how I know! Your child’s memories of the museum, the pool, the zoo, the park, the playground, or the back yard — those are your memories too. And as moms, we love to look back on the activities we enjoyed with our kids through the years.
Take the time to capture your summer memories in the coming months. Make it a habit so you have no regrets when summers together end.
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When you order from StickUpPix on the super easy iPhone App, your photo is mounted on Gator Board, a black and very rigid poly surface. I really like how the black looks! Gator Board is moisture- and warp- resistant, unlike foam board which is foam covered with lightweight paper stock. They mount quickly and easily to any wall and look amazing!
Note: I am especially grateful to my awesome friend Tahnee who took these pictures underwater last year and shared them with me generously. Tahnee Blauser Photography.
Christine Weary says
I try to take a lot of pictures . I love looking back on old pictures of when I grew up and when my kids grew up.
Emily Birmingham says
Love your thoughts! Pictures are so important
Analicia Tellez says
I love this article. For one its amazing looking back at memories and yes they change so fast.
Amy Marshall says
Love this blog content! Thank you!
Alicia Hewitt says
Pictures are so important! It’s the best way to keep your memories close to your heart. I take tons of pictures!
Linda Manns Linneman says
I love taking pictures of my family. It is so nice to look back over time to see how everyone has changed and to talk about good times. Thank you so much for sharing this
Preserving memories is so important. I love keeping track through photographs, stories, and artwork. My kids love looking back at when they were tiny and I love looking back at photos of my ancestors. Documenting our days is never worthless.
Denise Low says
We are always taking pictures of all the kids and our grandkids.
Casey Garvey says
As my kids get older I realize more and more the lack of pictures! I missed capturing my olders first steps on a camera!
Krista Miller says
I should spend some more time presenting the pics I take.
Casey Garvey says
Pictures are one thing that last longer than memories! Now days you can even prevent loosing them in a fire putting them in a fireproof box.
June S. says
Wow! how true is this. We have taken some photo’s through-out the summer months this year. I got some really neat swimming pictures this summer.