The photographs I have from my own childhood number perhaps two dozen.
They’re currently in a bag at my mum’s house, which comes out perhaps once a year, maybe even less.
A generation later, and I know that, even with fairly ruthless editing on my part, we already have thousands of photographs of our own three children.
In fact our youngest has had more photographs taken of him already in the first nine months of his life, than I probably did in the first nine years of mine.
We have a few photos framed and around the house, maybe 20-25.
But this is a small drop in the vast ocean of the complete set we have saved and backed up on hard drives, and in the cloud.
Now and then as a family we’ll explore a set of photos from years ago on an iPad or laptop, so they’re not forgotten as soon as their saved.
But how to organise them in a way that means we regularly enjoy them, seems too mountainous a task, and too overwhelming, given the volumes.
One idea is to carry out an annual review perhaps, and select the top 20 or even just a dozen images from that year.
Then have decent size prints (perhaps 8 x 6 inches) made of those top photos, and put them in an album for that year.
But even in a year, hundreds of images are made, and again the thought of sifting through to pick the “best” fills me with a certain dread.
So I need some advice! What do you do with your family photos? How did your parents organise and display their family photos?
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