What do you do with the photos on your mobile devices? Family photographs have more emotional value when printed.
Nowadays people take pictures without rhyme or reason with their mobile phones. Each time the cameras of these devices are more sophisticated and this makes people capture more images. Have you ever thought how many pictures you take in a day and what is the purpose of these? Normally it is only done for having them, for sharing on social networks or also for the pleasure of taking pictures with the mobile.
It is important that now more than ever, families reflect on family photographs and more than anything, outside of social networks. With today’s phones, anyone takes more photos of oneself, family or everyday moments. But how many of us actually do something with these photos besides uploading them to Instagram or sharing them on Facebook?
PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE COME TO SHOW APPEARANCES RATHER THAN CONVEY
The problem with people only taking pictures to show others what they want them to see, is that the warmth of the images is lost and seeing them on a screen is cold and has no feelings. The problem with doing this is that children (especially the little ones who are not yet on social media) do not have the opportunity to touch the photographs we take.
If we save all the images on electronic devices, the kids can’t see that photo album so they can see how cute they were when they were babies. They will not remember how much fun they had at the town festivals or how much fun they had on their grandparents’ laps. Sounds sad right? It really is.
Actually, this goes even further … Saving all the photos on electronic devices instead of having them printed, in the long run, can affect the sense of identity of the children who belong to them.
THE EMOTIONAL VALUE OF PRINTED PHOTOS
Printed photographs have a psychological and physical effect on family ties and how they begin to collect key moments in life. The emotional value of a printed image is far removed from the digital image and helps bring families closer together and share life experiences. They are observed more and in more detail than those seen on the screens, which pass quickly without really appreciating the feeling that a lived moment conveys.
MAXIMIZE FAMILY IMAGES
People need to take all of this into account and maximize familiar images to enhance the bond. Do you want to know how to do it? Follow these tips:
- Display family photos in places that are easy for everyone to see. Put the printed photos on the shelf in your children’s bedroom so they can see them every morning or night. Pictures will be part of your daily routine and you will feel loved.
- Encourage your children to look for themselves in the photos. When your child sees a photograph, encourage them to look at the image. This will help them build their sense of identity, they will recognize their own worth and increase their self-esteem.
- Take pictures of everyday moments, not just special moments. Although photos of weddings or birthdays are very important, photos of everyday moments are also great, such as when you go out to the park, are at home or go on a hike.
- Put the photos in a family album. It is very important that you create an album (or several of them) and have them on hand in your home. An album of stories of your life is the best investment you can make. Those photographs will be seen by your children when they grow up, your grandchildren … And surely more generations. In the past the images were lost because they were few and far between. Currently with all those that are made, if they are well cared for and know how to save, they can be passed from generation to generation … it is worth this investment even if you do not see them in 100 years!
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.