It’s amazing to think just how much times have changed and how parenting in the modern day has shifted, too. With technologies abound, children can operate our computers and tablets at a younger age than ever, which is quite humbling to see.
It’s also true that while we may have a few colour photographs of us as children, perhaps in the bath with a huge, funny hat made from bath bubbles, or on the beach for the first time, or running at our school’s sports day, now, parents can take many high-quality and even 4k-resolution photographs of their children at all ages of their development and keep them digitally.
To some, this is both a blessing and a curse. For instance, it’s notable to say many people disagree with having their children posted on social media, for obvious reasons.
Regardless, it can be worth thinking along these lines if you hope to preserve those potential memories in the best way. From here, we’re going to discuss how achieving that with your child can be more than helpful. Without further ado, please consider:
Old photo restoration can help bring life, color, vibrancy and joy to the pictures you may have been keeping hold of for some time. Unfortunately, while printed photos are lovely to have, they can degrade over time through general wear and tear, even if framed. For this reason, restoration can help you once again see the photo as it was when it was taken, with a few preservation measures thrown in. this way, each picture memory you have will transport you perfectly, back to the essential times you cherish.
Keepsakes They Care About
Retaining a few keepsakes over the years is sure to be a memorable and cherished approach towards helping your child connect with their past. The first toy they loved, their birth certificate, photographs you’ve had restored and preserved, tokens of gratitude from people in the family, and gifts your child may have received like an engraved bracelet or embroidered clothing can make a major difference. A little ‘box of soul’ like this can be something your child might not understand now, but will truly appreciate and cherish as they get older and have the chance to understand what such a thing means.
Anecdotes & Fun
It’s always healthy to share a few ancedotes and to have fun where we can, and parents are often maximally effective at choosing the most embarrassing time to tell them. This is now your legacy. Sharing fun stories about how they may have enjoyed dancing in the bath and singing songs, or that one time they swam out a little too far to sea and you had to dive in to rescue them can make for fun dinner table talk, and it’s a good way to help you both connect over the experiences you’ve shared. Passing on memories with joy is almost always the best way to preserve them into the future.
With this advice, you’re certain to preserve the memories of your child’s infancy in the best possible light.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.