When it comes to celebrating Valentines Day, the memories we cherish are the ones collected along the way from our first impression through the wedding day and every year in the journey together. This Valentines Day, celebrate your life together by preserving and sharing the memorabilia that tell your story. Here are some ideas to help you gather those sentimental moments.
What photographs do you have to start with?
Don’t dismantle the albums, especially the wedding album. Use your Flip-Pal mobile scanner to scan the images on the pages using the flip-and-scan method, keeping them safely in their place. The same holds true for your framed wedding photo. If you have all the original photos in old magnetic photo albums, now might be a good time to scan the albums as those magnetic-type pages tend to cause photos to deteriorate sooner.
Think beyond the wedding album. What else exists that tells your story as a couple? Consult with relatives and close friends to see if they have any photographs or memorabilia you could scan. With advanced planning you could mail your Flip-Pal mobile scanner with instructions to each person and have them scan items they own. Have them create StoryScans talking images by recording their voice describing what they remember you about you and that image.
Do you have any memorabilia or ephemera from the first date, the wedding, or an anniversary? Scans of wedding gifts, honeymoon photos, invitations, and cards can also be added to the collection. How about scanning the pattern of the wedding dress?
Got jewelry? Perhaps you could scan them. A popular image is the two wedding rings side-by-side. What sentimental items were part of the wedding? The rosary. The bride’s pearl necklace. Perhaps the bride carried her great grandmother’s hand bag or the groom wore his father’s cufflinks. When interviewing family and friends, ask them if they had any jewelry or gifts that you had given to them. Place a Flip-Pal lens cleaning cloth or other dark cloth over the top of the scanner to darken out the sides and give contrast when scanning 3D objects such as jewelry.
Think about old images from the area where you met or were married. You could use antique post cards or photos from the church or town, or the front page of a newspaper from the day you were married or celebrated anniversaries.
Compile the images for a memory-filled Valentines Day that radiates the theme of love, family and couple-dom.