It was painfully sad to think that all these photos of my babes have just been sitting in folders on my phone and computer desktop, and buried in the Instagram archives.
The purpose of me taking all these photos is to document our lives, and for my kids to have something they can look back on. But, if every photo is buried somewhere, how are they ever going to see them? Sure, they could sift through the 54,000+ photos on my computer, but what are the odds? And, what if Instagram, and all those clever hashtags that have been created don't exists when the kids are older?
My photos needed to be in something tangible. Something my kids can touch, flip through pages, and really feel.
This is where Chatbooks comes in: the easiest little app where I can take all the photos I've 'favorited' in my camera roll, or all my hashtagged Instagram collections, and neatly put them into books that are organized exactly how I want them.
With my phone I can create a book in minutes. I select the hashtag filters, choose from favorited photos in my camera roll, decide whether or not I'd like captions and dates included in my books, add a title, and bam, a book is ready to roll out.
Bonus points for the books costing a mere $8 per book. I honestly cannot remember the last time I bought something of true value and quality for under $10.
Currently there is a sweet little stack of 6"x6" books on our bookshelf, and it will continue to grow until I can no longer work my fingers on the camera.
My worries about where these photos will end up have dissipated. All those memories? Now we can literally hold on to what matters most.
Because Chatbooks is my current photo obsession and favorite thing ever, I've teamed up with them to give away a $50 Chatbooks credit. Simply head over to my Instagram account (click here to take you directly to the giveaway) to get entered to win!