In a recent post I made some brilliant points on why you should print out your photos. For example should your hard drive fail you or should Instagram sadly go away one day, you'll still be able to see all those fun photos you've taken and shared and keep them for posterity in a physical form, off of your devices! That's exciting right? Just think about how joyful your grand kids will be to see all your Summer selfies. This post is intended to give you some ideas of how to get your photos off of your devices!
Albums: Possibly the most traditional way of organizing printed photos and presenting them. I think it's fun to go through stacks of photos in a box, but the thought that goes into arranging photos in an album, to laying out a story is so priceless! I've purchased albums full of vintage photos in them and it's so fun to see what memories made the cut! There are a lot of album choices out there, especially at places like Jo-Anne's or Michael's. I like the screw mounted albums, because you can add pages to them. Impossible Project recently came out with one that is the perfect size for Polaroids. I am seriously going to buy 10 for all my archives.
Books: If you don't have time to order prints and then arrange them onto a physical album don't fret! There are awesome services like Blurb and Artifact Uprising that allow you to create customized photo albums right on your phone! I've found that Artifact Uprising has a beautifully designed app and books but the paper quality seems to be on par with Blurb's so choose whichever one seems easiest for you to use. Both apps have options to make Instagram books or you can layout a book at home with the help of their layout tools. I have made several Instagram trip books that I adore! It's so different to flip through pages than to scroll on your phone.
I hope these posts have inspired you to get into the tangible a little more and have physical copies of your photos!