If you have a loved one, be they elderly or terminally ill, there’s no time like the present to dedicate some time to sit with them, look through their photos and document the memories those pictures invoke. A few tools to make the project easier include a handheld digital voice recorder and a Flip Pal mobile scanner. Whether you get through 10, 20 or hundreds of pictures, the legacy they leave behind will be that much richer. And just taking the time to sit and talk to them, especially for the elderly, will instill a sense of pride and importance in them, when many often feel forgotten and unimportant.
If this kind of project sounds right for your family, but seems too daunting, you can hire a personal photo organizer to help. And once their favorite pictures have been selected and their stories have been collected, the photo organizer can put them all together in a professionally bound book to present both to the storyteller and their family members. If you feel you can’t afford to hire someone to help, consider pooling money from several family members to make it more affordable for everyone involved.
I can guarantee you will never regret having spent money documenting your loved one’s legacy to be shared for generations to come!