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The Power of a Single Photo

Updated: Nov 10, 2021

My beloved Gramps would have been 95 years old last week. I have very few pictures of him but this one sits on my desk and brings a smile to my face each and every day.



Although it was taken 30 years ago, is grainy, bent and has torn edges this photo has the power to bring back a flood of cherished memories.


I can go back in time to summer days sitting with my Gramps under his apple tree deep in conversation about life and all the lessons he learned growing up as the oldest of 14 kids. I can go back to him calling me and my sisters by all of our nicknames specially picked out just for us. I can go back to him driving 20 miles under the speed limit in his old Ford truck wondering why people were always in such a hurry. I can go back to early mornings at his kitchen table talking about how much he loved his family and how proud he was of my dad while he smoked cigarettes and drank his black coffee. I can go back to his last week when we took him to get a haircut and he announced to a very packed lobby that this was his last haircut because he was dying, which got him straight to the front of the line! I can even go back to the last night I spent taking care of him with my sister while he peacefully slept in his hospital bed.


It has been 19 years since I've made a single memory WITH my Grandpa but this picture carries all of the most important stories and allows me to share him with my children. You would never know they didn't have the chance to meet him because they feel like they know him thanks to this picture and stories that belong to them now too.


I'm sure you have stories and pictures of loved ones just like mine.


And although 20+ years of taking digital pictures can make handing down tangible photos a little more tricky, it is just as important! Our kids won't be scrolling through old phones and computers to find pictures of their childhood to share so it's up to us to make it possible!


So whether we can guide you through the process of organizing and printing your own pictures through an online class or create a custom photo book for you, our hope is that your kids and grandkids will have pictures that bring back old memories and stories just like we are lucky enough to have! It is truly the most important gift we can give them.


As always, please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you in any other way!


All the best,

Melissa

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