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The importance of printing family photos

We are bombed with all kinds of images: photographs, flash pics, selfies, videos. We can find stocks of images online, entire portfolios downloadable in just one click. So, when you read that there’s a lot of importance in printing family photos you will just laugh off. 

Yet, all these online pictures are ephemeral. When the server goes down, when the website is no longer available, the picture is gone as well. Nowadays, we tend to save everything, including photos of our dearest people, in our smartphone or tablets, someone still saves them on their hard disks, someone in their pen drives and cd-ROMs. Well, these extraordinary machines have a life span and they will probably abandon you without giving you the time to save those memories in another format. 

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New devices are coming in, and we don’t need any more pen drives, CDs, and disks. Sure, there are cloud services or social media. That’s true, but who knows what can happen to those services in some years. And then we need to consider also the privacy aspect: whose keeping our pictures online? Where our photographs are really stored? Those are questions that need to be asked, and the answer is not always a simple one.

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Moreover, we don’t even realise how many pictures of ourselves we have. They are hoarded in some drives or in some pc folders that we don’t even remember, and we never look back at them. We do not have the pleasure of sitting all around the table, searching for old pics inside a worn-out box which your mom carefully took out of the closet. The warm smile on the faces of your darlings, when they discover an old pic, the amazed look of your kids when they discover you were a kid too. Nothing can compare the splendid atmosphere that a bunch of old pictures can create, not even the most advanced and technological device. 

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So that’s why we need to print our photographs. Just imagine how wonderful it will be sitting around the family table, all together again, looking at those photographs and be moved by those memories. Or printing a large family photo and hang it framed in your living room. So, whenever you will come home after a long day, or a journey from the other side of the world, you will be warmed up by those lovely smiles watching and protecting you from the photos. That’s why it is so important to print family photos: they will be our sweet companions and we will cheer with their good memories!

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