Now I am going to outline a few reasons why you should seriously consider getting those digital images printed in some form:
Digital eventually fails, digital never means safe.
There is no such thing as a digital heirloom.
A fine-art print, mounted, framed and hanging on the wall has a much higher value than a digital file.
The mediums that you store your digital images on will not exist in the future.
Closer to the heart…..
Tragedy strikes, such as a fire or sick family member (I pray this is never the case for you!)
Prints are important because it increases self-esteem for children to see their portrait hanging on the wall. It has been proven in psychological studies that they feel more connected and important in that family.
Printing and displaying your photos tells the story of your life and leaves a lasting reminder for your family to treasure forever.
There really is no valid excuse not to do this! You can even print those snapshots from your phone easily with a mobile printing app such as mpix. Throw them in a box if you have no time to scrapbook or put them in an album. At least you have something for the kids to look through and to hand down to them in the future. Also keep this in mind when having professional portraits done. Why spend all that money just to have your images stored on a disk!