Organize and Preserve Your Family Photos for Peace of Mind and Lots of Fun!

Here’s why organizing your family’s photos and other memories is so important.

A friend of mine went to his childhood home and helped his father, a widower, clean out his attic and he came across a dusty shoebox. Toss it, right?

But he opened the lid and saw dozens of envelopes packed together. He pulled one out and saw his mother’s maiden name. His mother wrote them in the 1950s when she was dating his father. Letter after letter was heartfelt.

He saved them, digitized many, and uploaded them to FOREVER, an all-in-one memory-keeping system that you’ll read about in this post. Now the letters are safely stored for the next 100 to 200 years or so.

Let’s think through your favorite memories that are worth saving for the future.

Family recipes, perhaps? The holidays are coming. Imagine storing your mother’s or grandmother’s recipes so someone could make them 100 years from now.

Diplomas? Photos of ribbons a friend or family won in contests?

You might have a top ten list of your favorite old family photos … like from 60 years ago or 100 years ago?

How about 8mm home movies or more recent VHS tapes from 20 or 30 years ago?

Here’s a photo of my dad when he was 10 years old and a guy brought a horse around the neighborhood for kids to pose on.

Boy in cowboy hat on horse, circa 1939
My father, Jack, as a 10-year-old in 1939

This is a pic I’d like my grandkids to see and for their grandchildren to see.

How do I save this and photos like it so I know they’re safe?

I personally use FOREVER®, the most complete memory-keeping system available. And as a photo coach, I use the system for my clients as well.

I’d like to give you a virtual tour of FOREVER®, so scroll down to contact me.


Benefits of Using FOREVER®

You can have:

Peace of Mind

Lots of Fun


Here’s what I mean by peace of mind.

Your printed photos and other older files are vulnerable whether they’re in a shoebox or organized neatly in traditional scrapbook albums. And that pile may gnaw at you subconsciously or just bug you whenever you see it.

What if something happened?

If your photos are scattered and you feel like piles aren’t manageable, then sort through and find 10 photos that mean the most to you. Then look for another 10. Categorize them like “family” or “vacation.”

You likely have other media, too, like slide shows and VHS tapes that’s difficult to play and share.

If you take my virtual tour of FOREVER®, then you’ll see how to digitize your older files and upload them to where they’re free from accidentally being tossed, lost, or damaged.

FOREVER® is designed to last for a lifetime, plus 100 years and beyond. Guaranteed.



How about lots of fun???!!!

Did you know you’re allowed to have some fun when organizing, especially memories that you may have forgotten about?

When your photos, letters, and other older documents are digitized and stored in FOREVER® then you can have fun arranging them in Albums and having sub-topics in Nested Albums.

Make it a family project like my colleague Brandi Koehm has done. Read more about her by linking to her story at the end of thist post.

Collage of family photos
My colleague Brandi Koehm has her photos safely stored in FOREVER


A wonderful feature of FOREVER® is you can scale the reach of your memories. An old file like a printed photo or VHS tape can only be in one place at a time.

You can choose who will see the specific albums in your FOREVER® account. You might share them with childhood friends and either your parents or children if they’re in a different part of the country or world.

Here’s another nice feature.

You can truly chronicle a person’s life. FOREVER® gives you space to write details about the file. You may only write a sentence or two. Or you can write paragraphs.

This makes FOREVER® a wonderful tool for people who research their family history. Is genealogy your hobby? You can preserve your findings digitally in FOREVER® and can rest assured that they’re safe for decades.


You can choose which of your albums in FOREVER® you’d like to share with others and which ones you’d like to keep private.


FOREVER®’s Versatility

Here’s a listing of all that I can show you if you take the tour with me:

Put all your most meaningful memories from the past, the present, and the future in one place.

Digitize your older out-of-date media files so that future generations can enjoy them

Upload photos and videos from your phone, laptop, or other electronic device.

Store your files permanently. Guaranteed.

Turn your digitized files into photo books and other gifts to give during the holidays and all year long.

Research your family’s history and consult with FOREVER®’s professional family researchers to get started or use their expertise.

FOREVER® isn’t just a business for me. I’ve been thrilled to help families safeguard their memories for nearly 30 yearsFOREVER® is the best system I’ve seen to guarantee our digital assets.


Enjoy a Tour

Give me 30 minutes and I’ll show you how to store multiple lifetimes of memories so they’re safe for many generations to come.

Woman with chin on hand
I love helping families safeguard their most meaningful memories

Contact me via my website’s contact form or email me:

Your privacy is important to me and you won’t be added to an email list unless you request.

Try FOREVER® yourself with 2 free GB of storage space. You’ll see what it’s like uploading files and creating albums.








Write Your Family Story and More

We have lots of fun using the many great features of FOREVER®. Check my Events page on the website to see when you can join us for ideas on writing your family’s story and learning more about what you can do with this robust platform.

Your family photos, home movies, and more are valuable and worth protecting for the family descendants you’ll never meet.

Organizing your family photos and more can be fun!


Read how Brandi Koehm has used FOREVER® as an adoptive parent and granddaughter:

The Benefits of Storing Family Photos Safely and Permanently


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