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SAVE YOUR PHOTOS DAY – Last Saturday in September

Save Your Photos Day - Last Saturday in September


Save Your Photos Day is always on a Saturday in September. This is a great day to back up those digital photos and organize all those boxes of Polaroids.

Part of Save Your Photos Month, the day reminds us these precious memories are perishable.  Whether through natural disasters like floods, fires or tornados or the human ones like spilled liquids and computer viruses, photos in any form are fragile.  Backing them up and preserving them is necessary for the long haul.

Some of the older photographs that have made it this far may be missing vital information. Many of our grandparents didn’t take the time to write the names of the people in the pictures, never realizing that generations later would be as fascinated by the people in the images as they were by taking them.

There are several ways to create order from the chaos. Take charge of the modern photos now. Label as you go by including names, dates and information about the event on the picture. Backup the digital photos regularly. Share your favorites and display those that bring a smile.

When it comes to tracking down information on old family pictures, start with relatives. There may be someone who knows someone with a long memory. Take a road trip with your photographs for a visit. Connect through ancestry and family tree websites. Some of the oddest things will help connect one photo to another.

Scan, preserve and share the photos with family members to be shared for future generations as well.

HOW TO OBSERVE #SaveYourPhotosDay

Take time to protect your photographs, whether you use your phone, a digital camera or film to take pictures. Attend workshops on how to preserve photographs.  Use #SaveYourPhotosDay to share on social media.


Save Your Photos Alliance (developed by The Association of Personal Photo Organizers) created Save Your Photos Day.  

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