Taking photos has already become one of the trends in the present time. Who wouldn’t want to take selfies, groupies, and creative shots with the fam or besties? Of course, almost everyone super loves to capture whatever they’re experiencing under smiling Mr. Sun.
But, do you know how important it is to keep family photographs? Hmmm, you might only be capturing photos for the sake of something to upload on your social media accounts, well, I bet you’re not. It’s simply because keeping family photographs have unspoken benefits to someone’s entire existence – your existence. If you’re feeling puzzled, why not read further and find out?
1. PRESERVES FAMILY HISTORY
You might see photographs as a simple thing that you put into photo albums or something that you stick on your wall – may be as a remembrance or a decoration. But do you know that keeping your old family photographs (or whether the new ones) is a way of family history preservation? Hmmm, isn’t’ that nice?
Well, simply because you’re more than just putting a piece of specialized paper into the album or your wall, you might not be aware but you’re putting history in its place. You’re one of those thousands of people who play the role of preserving their respective family history.
2. UPHOLDS KINSHIP PROOF
A simple photo can change someone else’s life in an instant, how and why? It’s because a family photograph no matter how many pieces you’re keeping can easily track down missing family members or can be used for kinship proof.
If you’re aware of how photos play a significant role in television series or movies you’re watching, then you might get the point. Imagine you’re looking for your long-lost grandmother, a photo of her or if you’re lucky enough to have a photo with her can be used in certain research or investigations.
3. PREVENT RELATIVITY ISSUES
Do you have a big family? Have you met all of them or at least most of them? Well, you should be thankful enough if you have met most of your clans. The usual family issues are because of certain relativity problems such as preventing you from being in a relationship with your relative or also prevent serious issues like incest.
If you’re aware of your great-grandparents, grandparents, uncles, aunties, and cousins’ names and faces, then the relativity issues may not be that possible. Also, this can be related to the will and testament of the late ancestors which usually leads to a misunderstanding of most of the clans.
4. SERVES AS A SPECIAL MEMENTO
A simple effort of putting photographs into an album is one of the funniest things you could do to preserve memories with the closest people to your heart. It also stands as a memento from the past, from the captured moments that through the photos can last, and also it’s time traveling from that certain event or scenario on the photo.
Family photographs are like things that can make you look in the past only by looking at it. It somehow holds this kind of magic that can deliver you to different times.
5. CHANGES THE MOOD IN AN INSTANT
Have you ever lost a loved one and come up to the point where you miss them so much? you might be one of those millions of people who look for a certain photo of the late loved ones just to ease the pain that you’re feeling.
Well, that’s one of the beauties of keeping family photographs, it changes your mood without you being aware of it. It brings you the unexplainable feeling from the very bottom of your heart. Are you wondering why? Hmmm, simply because when you look at the photos, you’re probably thinking that you’re still in that moment shown it the photo or a late loved one is still as alive as those on the photos.
These might be simple things that can be considered as the advantages of keeping family photographs but there’s always more to it. It can do and deliver such things you can never imagine. Do you have any idea related to the topic? If you have, come and share it with us.
Kath Ramirez is a writing enthusiast and is devoting herself in it since she had been their school’s newspaper editor-in-chief. Aside from writing, she loves dogs (she has four dogs in total), she loves calligraphy writing and scrapbooking. Kath is also engaged in exploring different places to stay for vacation or Holidays and a food addict. She is now a daytime writer for Worthington Clark Genealogy, a company in Australia who specifies in the field of genealogy.