In the age of technology, eeerrrbody has a smart phone, right? It’s easy to take thousands of phone pictures of your kids BUT what do you do with all of them? How do you keep those memories when years down the road those pictures are lost in space (or the cloud). I’m not sure my kids will want to keep up with all those snap shots when they grow up. What can you do to safely store memories that isn’t a pain to keep up with or pass on to your kids? My solution; create a private Instagram account for each child. Save the best pictures and videos and caption each post with a detailed memory.
There are so many different ways to store your pictures; iCloud, external hard drive, on a computer and the list goes on.
My question was always, “how do I easily pass these pictures on to my kids when they get older?”
I’ve thought and thought about this and I do believe that Instagram is the easiest way to quickly store memories that you will keep for many years.
I know some of you are thinking, “what happens if Instagram goes away?”
I’ve already thought about that and decided that if they do, there should be ample time and notice to move those files to another source.
Also, it’s a really good idea to back up those Instagram files periodically. I found a great source on how to do that HERE.
Let’s talk about logistics for a second. Say you have multiple kids plus your own Instagram account. Is it easy to switch back and forth between multiple accounts? You bet it is. See Instagram’s post about how to do that HERE. No logging in and out!
Another great “kid storage idea” is to take pictures of their favorite artwork and post those to their Instagram timeline.
My favorite thing about this solution to storing all your kids memories;
Another bonus to creating a private Instagram account for your kids; share the password with TRUSTED members of your family (grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, etc.) so they can share memories also.
Since Instagram won’t let you delete the account from inside the app, you won’t have to worry about a family member accidentally deleting the account. Way to go Instagram!
Now head over to Instagram and create a new account for your kids and start sharing memories!
They will thank you later, I promise.