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How To Protect Old Photos
16 Jun

How To Protect Old Photos

For many families, old photos are the only way to remember grandparents and great-grandparents.  But as time goes by, these precious memories can be lost if they're not stored in a safe place or handled properly.  

A quick search on Google will show you just how many old photos are in existence. In the 1920s, Kodak introduced a handheld camera that let people capture their memories with ease. Fast forward to today and it's likely that your grandparents or great-grandparents took pictures of themselves as well as their loved ones. If you have inherited any old family photographs, there is a good chance they've been tucked away for years and may need some TLC before they're ready to be displayed again. Here are some tips on how to protect them and make sure they last another lifetime! 

Digitally archive them

One way is by scanning and digitally archiving them to ensure they will last forever. Once scanned, it's easy to share with family members or friends through email or social media sites like Facebook.

Special photo frames

Another way is by purchasing a photo album with acid free paper so the pictures won't fade over time. 

Use a heirloom box

The best way though would be to place these memories into an heirloom box filled with cotton balls and seal it shut tight. This prevents any air from getting inside and ruining the photos while also protecting them from dust, moisture, scratching and other potential hazards that could occur within a home environment. 

Get them framed

Frames not only protect from dust and the occasional bump, but they also keep out harmful UV rays that can cause fading over time. View our range of frames.