The Importance Of Making Hard Copies

The Importance Of Making Hard Copies The Importance Of Making Hard Copies

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]‘ve always been a fan of the joy of online photo storing and sharing. Blogs, facebook, twitter and instagram, all keeping our memories safe and ready to bring up at any moment. But are they actually that safe? What if, touch wood, instagram shuts us down? What if we forget our passwords too many times? What if one day it all just goes away? Well, that’s where this post comes in.

Making hard copies of my photo memories is something I try to do once a year. I did it for all my Paris photos this time last year, and have done the same for all of my 2016/2017 photos. Think graduation pics, Marrakech stuff, general memories of friends and family, and a few of my favourite instagram snaps.

In my living room at home we have a box of photographs, all black and white or sepia tone, and all annotated on the back by my grandma with details of who they were and where they were taken. It’s lovely – a real slice of family history in one box.

When I’m old I want the chance to look back at my favourite memories, without the hassle of skipping through the rubbish I’m tagged in on facebook. I want something tangible that I can show people and share my memories with.

My two main modes of creating hard copies are my trusty Instax camera, for spur of the moment shots, and ordering prints from sites like Cheerz. I actually use their app. (I must stress that this post is NOT sponsored in any way by Cheerz.) I like their prints because they’re great quality, relatively cheap, and really easy to make. It all connects to your phone and social media channels, and then all you have to do is adjust a few sizing issues and hit order! They come super quick and are just lovely to have.

This year I’ve decided to pop all of my favourite photos into an album, where they’ll be kept safe. On the back of each photo is the date they were taken, who’s in the photo, and any details that need to be remembered. For example, my fave one of myself and Ollie at graduations reads, ‘Me + Ollie, graduation 2017’.

I’m really looking forward to next year when I can share even more wonderful photo memories with you all.

The Importance Of Making Hard Copies



  1. 8th August 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Thanks for the recommendations on the app – I’ve got a HP sprocket but I don’t LOVE it because the quality isn’t that great. Scrap booking my memories is something that I try to do, but usually fail at!

    Emma |

  2. 9th August 2017 / 3:51 pm

    Such a great idea! I often worry about having all of my photos stored online because who knows what will happen to the internet and computers in the future?! I’d hate to lose all my photos! I love Cheerz, and also recommend Printiki for cheap, good quality prints 🙂 x x

  3. Zara
    10th August 2017 / 11:13 am

    I 1000% agree! I have a printed photo album from every year for the past 7 and I am currently deciding how I want to create a book for my year abroad pictures. It’s so much nicer being able to hand someone a photo album than flicking through them on your phone. The freeprints app also lets you have 45 free photo prints a month where you just pay delivery! xo

  4. 10th August 2017 / 8:47 pm

    This is such a lovely post and very important! With every digital and social media sites everyones forgot how fun it is to sit and flick through a photo album and relive memories! I’ve used cheers a few times and they’re a great company!

    madi x

  5. 17th August 2017 / 11:25 pm

    Having hard copies of photographs is so important to me as well, I feel as though its much more special than just posting it online somewhere!

    Lucy | Forever September