They don’t have to be big to make a difference
One of the things we’re learning is that digital photos aren’t permanent. Why? Because they’re too easy to delete, whether on purpose or accidentally. Digital photos disappear because they’re not always backed up. Change devices, they’re not there. A hard drive goes down, and they’re lost. And when digital photos go away, so does that history and legacy attached to them.
Sure, it may not seem like that big of a deal at the moment, but when you look back and are having trouble remembering who went with you to that concert, or the face of that person you met, or how small your kids were just yesterday, those photos matter. They’re worth keeping around and the best way to do that is to put them in frames.
They don’t have to be large prints. 3×5″, 5×7″, 8×10″ are all just as good as what you’re seeing on your phone, which is what most people use to view photos in the first place (much to my personal chagrin). Arrange them on your wall any way you like. There’s no “best” way and no one has a right to criticize however you decide to do it.
There’s also the fact that we’ve known for some time now that photos help people in various stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Photographs trigger memories that can’t be accessed any other way and helps the brain to improve some cognitive abilities. While photo books are the example used in this particular news story, having pictures on the wall, pictures of family, happy events, important events, helps keep the brain charged and working.
Photos are important. Don’t let them just sit on your phone. Put them in frames.