I enjoy to travel and to do fun activities, and I enjoy taking pictures of the places I go and the people I’m with. However, just having those pictures is rather boring, the coolest part is looking through them and reminiscing. And come on, who is going to dig through all of those thousands of digital photos on their computer? So there is only one solution. Turn that huge pile of pictures into a photo album you can leaf through.
When we were still in high school, one of my best friends made me an amazing photo book filled with little poems and pictures of us and of things I love (like bands, some very good looking dudes, food, books…)
It’s honestly one of the coolest things I own, and for a very long time I’ve tried to keep filling the photo album with further awesomeness… and I failed.
I don’t know why it’s so hard to just sit down and fill that album, but it is. I’ve collected all of the stuff I’d like to put in there (tickets, cards, other little memories) and I know I have all of the pictures, but for some reason it’s just not happening. Even when I sit down to do it, I only make about one page at a time before I get distracted into doing something else. It’s also just a very messy progress, because I will try all kinds of different constellations and combinations of pictures before I’m happy with the result.
Scrapbooking just really isn’t my forte, apparently.
However, a few weeks ago, one of the Dutch we-sell-absolutely-everything stores called HEMA had a discount for a digital photo album. Now that is something I can do.
So instead of messing around with glue and piles of photos and all the other random stuff I’ve collected, I sat down in front of my laptop, something I do all day anyway, and put together a photo album of all of our travels in the last few years. The software was incredibly easy to use, and I was done in an hour or two.
I sent the file to the store, and within a week – tadah! – a brand new and shiny photo album. Because these things can get rather expensive I chose a small size album, but you can go full on A4 if you want to. I’m extremely happy with the result, and I love that it didn’t take all that much effort (because yes, I am lazy). Now I have all of my travel memories of the last few years in one little pretty book! I can’t wait to make a new one for all of my future adventures (:
What do you do with your pictures?