WHY PRINTED PICTURES MEAN SO MUCH TO ME? | PRINTIKI*


I believe all we can agree that it's way nicer to look printed pictures instead of a slideshow on some sort of a screen. I love everything that comes into the digitalisation of this world we're living in but there are things even I consider something not to be changed. Change is good in multiple ways but when it comes to pictures - I rather stay old fashioned.
I was 6-year-old when I got my first camera. It was shaped like a penguin, I got it from a cruise ship and it wasn't even disposable one! Gosh, how things change in 17 years. Anyhow, I carried it everywhere around me and I can imagine how it must've cost a fortune to my mum to buy me new films and then taking them back to the shop and paying for the pictures the six-year-old me took back then. Now, looking back at the pictures I took with my penguin camera, I was actually pretty good at what I did so maybe it was a destiny?

When I got my first digital camera back in 2009 it was like a dream come true to me. It was Sony, it had 8-megapixel camera and 2x zoom. Now after playing with my DLSR 8-megapixel camera sounds like a fun concept. Either way, I had it for my 14-year-old birthday because for Christmas Santa brought me some overwhelming happiness letting me know I was able to spend three weeks in Malta that summer so obviously I needed a camera. I started carrying it around everywhere but unfortunately, it's no longer with us. It survived with me to Malta but then all the sand happened and it wasn't working anymore. I have all the pictures from Malta printed in my photo album.

I got my first own computer when I was 16, moved out of the house and started in upper secondary school. Sounds ridiculous considering my younger sister was 13 when she got her first MACBOOK. I had Toshiba when I was 16. Long story short, I mainly used it to school stuff, The Sims and storing some of the pictures I had taken. It also caught a virus in it and I lost everything I had on that computer. Including the pictures.


After losing all the pictures I hadn't yet printed out, I started printing the new ones every three months. They might take a lot of space in our storage unit but at least they're there. If the whole house will burn down that's just bad luck I guess, but at least I had them. Although, I'm prepared and I have a box under my bed where I keep the most important pictures and I have several foolproof backups.

To answer the question on the headline, why do printed pictures mean so much to me? When they're printed, I feel like I can go back to the moment I took the picture. It doesn't happen when I scroll through the images on my Photo-app. It doesn't happen when I go through my TimeCapsule searching for a picture I need for something. It doesn't happen when I log in to my iCloud and try to find a picture I need. But, when I go through printed pictures I feel like I'm going through memories. I feel the atmosphere. I remember the moment before the picture and that's something I really want to cherish. Moments behind the scenes.

I had a chance to team up with Printiki for this post and they were so kind to gift me some prints. The prints you see in the pictures, the prints that create the best memories.
I highly recommend you to create your best memories and print them on a photo paper and by using my code SFWHVDEZ you can have free shipping on your order. Go on, bring your memories alive.

Do you feel sentimental about printed pictures?







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*The printed pictures were gifted to me by Printiki, all opinions are my own*

19 comments

  1. I am really bad about printing them but I do not put them in a frame or book so they stay in a box. So for me I back them up and always post them digitally rather than print form. However, pictures are such a huge part of my life and I try to take them every chance I get!!

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    1. Oh that’s a lovely way to strage them as well!

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  2. Printed pictures play a different role. I still print out some pictures that I really love. For bedside frames, wall frames etc. Printed pictures cannot go out of style for me

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  3. I've been meaning to print a load of photos off my phone after losing 3 years worth last year :-/ this just reminded me how important it is to keep your memories 😊

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    1. Ah it sure is! Sorry to hear about your phone! xx

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  4. Yes I feel so sentimental about the pictures and I love them so much.
    No computer or phone can’t replace camera and printed pictures. :)

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    1. Absolutely! I definitely agree :-)

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  5. Oh, how beautiful are these pictures! Looking at them and seem to be totally real and alive! By the way, I still have a Toshiba, I can't afford the Macbook :)

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    1. After I lost mine I bought myself a Macbook, took a while to save for it but I’m so happy now!

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  6. When I was 8 my dad gave me a polaroid film camera and I remember taking it to school and to sleepovers and had so much fun... I love even looking back at those photos. In fact, I have a box of printed photos as a "memory box" :) I totally agree with you here

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    1. That is so amazing to hear😍😍

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  7. Printing photos monthly? That's cool! I think I have not printed any except when I did my photography portfolio. I'm really a computer and digital kind of person. I have actually lost most the printed ones I've got from school and relatives, that's because I've been moving so much during last ten years. I enjoy having them all in digital form. I always have all the photos in 2 separate hard drives and the ones taken with my iPhone have also backup in iCloud. :)

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    1. Good that you’ve backed them up! I can definitely understand that as you move around so often!

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  8. With digital, I feel like I forget half of the things I have pictures of. With prints, you can put them all over to remind you of wonderful moments. I get it!

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  9. I'm with you 100% on this one, I'm just not as good at sticking to it. I need to commit to the every 3 months protocol like you do. :)

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    1. Haha that’s a pretty good protocol!

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  10. I love having printed photos too- they just make the memories so much better as I feel like when looking at a photo on a screen you don't pay enough attention. I love disposable cameras too, but I always forget to use them! I'm a bit annoyed though because I recently went away and used up 2 disposable cameras (well there's some film left) but my drink exploded all over them so I have no clue if the photos will survive! I've been meaning to print off my phone photos though, going to have a look and see if that code still works!x
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