Reasons to Digitize Old Memories like Postcards, Letters, and Awards

You find a postcard from your trip to the Grand Canyon or that special vacation you took to Italy decades ago. And you want to save it for your grandkids and their grandkids.

How do you safely store it? That’s what I’m tackling this week.

Postcards from the past are memories worth saving just like photos and videos. It took skill to write brief notes that described the setting and why it was worth exploring.

Older man, young girl, older woman looking at photos
Photo by Mikhail Nilov, Pexels

It’s just been within the last 15 years that text messaging and uploading to social media have lowered the value of sending postcards.

And yet they’re travel memoirs from around the globe—booming in popularity after World War 2 and into the early 2000s.

Why save them?

They chronicle a person’s history and unique point of view. Postcards, handwritten letters, and awards are part of the legacy we leave so future generations can learn what we were like, what our times were like, and how they were impacted.

I can make the reason why you should save them … but this leads to an important question:

How do you save postcards so they last generations, even centuries, into the future?


Tour the FOREVER® platform

If you’ve read my other blog posts, you know I use FOREVER® personally and with my clients. I’m going to share here why it’s so valuable.

See FOREVER® in action with a free virtual tour.

Scroll toward the end of this post and contact me for times that work for you.

Chart Comparing FOREVER to other services
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I became a photo coach 28 years ago in March 1995 and I started as a young mother who stepped out of the corporate world and wanted to have an income while raising my preschool children.

During the years, as my children have grown into young adults with their families, I’ve seen the transformation from print to digital.

And FOREVER® is simply the best solution I’ve come across.

Here are two reasons:

  1. Digitizing all your older memories like postcards, birthday cards, letters and more saves them in files that are easy to share;
  2. Storing them on FOREVER® means they’re on a platform in an account you can own, and they’re safe and secure for a lifetime, plus the next century and longer.

You can bring all your older memories and your current ones together in one safe, secure place.

So the postcards and birthday cards stored from 50 or 60 years ago can be stored in the same place as e-cards and birthday cards 50 or 60 years from now. And, of course, any postcards that still are in use.

I’ll be glad to share more in the tour.

There’s so much more to FOREVER® like creating photo books and researching your family’s history and I can touch on those in the tour.

Family Photo Collage
My parents’ family photos organized in their FOREVER account

The Business of Photo Coaching

The digital era we live in makes sharing our photos and videos quite easy. But it’s also led to families being overwhelmed by thousands of duplicate photos along with their videos.

How do you make sense of it all and how do you organize your files?

People need a solution and that’s where photo coaches come in.

Families and professionals like photographers and others need to store their files in one safe, secure place that’s guaranteed permanent storage.

You can use FOREVER®’s technical expertise and many service offerings to build a robust income.


Let’s get in touch

Give me 20 minutes and I’ll give you a virtual tour so you can see FOREVER® in use.

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Melody Whitehead, Safeguard Your Memories

Contact me using the form here on my website or send me an email directly:

You’ll see how to digitize and store those wonderful memories.

If you’re interested in photo coaching, I’ll share how I use FOREVER®. I know the company and its leadership quite well.

Try out FOREVER® with 2 free GB of storage space.



You’ll get to see how to upload photos to an area called your Library and how to create albums.

Safeguarding Your Memories® is my company name because I’m so passionate that you save your family story for future generations. Your voice is unique and it deserves being heard in the future.




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