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Do you know where your digital photos are right now? Are they hiding on your external hard drive, trapped in your iPhone or otherwise imprisoned in cyberspace? Today I’m sharing with you one really great way to have your digital photos printed and shipped right to your door. Plus, some really clever ideas on how to quickly and easily display them. Pictures were meant to be enjoyed, not locked away with no one for company but a lot of 0’s and 1’s. (Shout out to my fellow nerds!)
I read a couple of really interesting articles recently. One, on a photography website, talked about the fact that 10 years from now an entire generation will likely have no photos of themselves. We live in a digital world after all. Far from the world some of us grew up in with negatives and film rolls. My 11 year old recently picked up an old roll of film and asked me what it was.
As smart as our newer generations are I wonder if they’ve taken a moment to think about what it would be like if suddenly there were no Internet. Which according to a Google official, one day there won’t be. The Internet black age. But even if all that’s a little too sci-fy for you, one thing is for sure. It really is a shame how all too often we don’t take the time to actually print and really enjoy our digital pictures.
These articles came just on the heels of me learning about this cool new subscription based service called timeshel. They offer two tiers of service: 10 prints a month received in a nifty envelope for $5.95/month or 30 prints a month received in the shel for $14.95/month.
Simply add the photos of your choice for that month’s “story” and have them shipped right to your door. Right. To. Your. Door. Because you know as well as I do you’re never going to go out and print them yourselves. And even if you bought a fancy photo printer you won’t be bothered to keep the never ending supply of ink on hand (that it apparently needs). Or is that just me?
All I know is, I loved the idea of adding my favorite pics to my story straight from the app on my iPhone and having them arrive at my front door. I realized after receiving my first shipment how many memories were lost on my phone. Things I’d forgotten. Things I wanted to remember but then other things and life just pilled on top and before I knew it I’d forgotten all about them. Only available on iOs in the Apple Store.
I’ve talked before about ways I try to keep all of the photos I take from ending up in the digital wasteland that is my hard drive. Like that time I transferred some of my favorite photos onto pallet wood.
But I truly believe the key in making sure to enjoy the photos we take in today’s digital world is having a quick and easy way to display them, like this pallet wood whale photo frame I made last year.
Or these fun chunky frames that I made from leftover 2x6s from when we built our farmtable.
This way when my timeshel for March arrives I can easily swap them out and then store them away in their envelope or shel. And I love it not only for my personal photos but for inspiration photos as well. These are for the mood board in my studio.