So here we are, welcome to 2014!
We hope you had a great 2013 and are looking forward to 2014 as much as we are.
We’d love to know your thoughts and hopes for the year ahead – are you looking forward to a special event, or family gathering – please leave us a comment on blog.treasured.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ?
Here at Treasured we know the importance of the photographs we take – they serve as reminders of people, places, good times and the power of a photograph is unsurpassed in capturing those moments in time for ever.
However, we take a lot of photographs today – we all have a camera on us all the time and we share a lot of them through many social channels instantly, but, in a way, that’s part of the problem. It’s so quick and so easy we never stop to look back and re-live those moments.
This Christmas we sat down with our eldest daughter (14) and looked through photos of past Christmas Eves and Christmas mornings. It was a perfect example of why we take photos as together we smiled and laughed and remembered the excitement captured in those digital images.
We thought to kick off the new year we’d give you all some thoughts as to how useful Treasured could be in your life, and what you could use it for;
1. Children & families:
Create a Treasured box for each of the important people in your life and fill it with the memories you’d like to save for the future – not EVERY picture you take, but the ones that mean something, that you don’t ever want to forget or lose. Also the little funny moments, things the children say that you’d like to remember – see our FB and Twitter feeds for some examples of the funny quotes our users have been keeping.
Give the grandparents access to each child’s Treasured box, so that they can add their photos, memories and notes as well, and look at them whenever they like – and to show to their friends!
3. Step families:
It is hard to create a central memory box for a child who lives between two families, but with Treasured it is easy! You can create a Treasured box for the child that ALL their parents have access to, and the Treasured box can even belong to the child (once they are 13 or over!)
4. Weddings and special events:
Create a Treasured box for the wedding (or special event), owned by the bride and groom (or event host) and give access to all of your guests – they can then submit written notes and photos from the day from their perspective into the Treasured box, and the box owners can decide what to keep and what to discard (duplicates etc).
5. A Journey
You can create a box in Treasured for any journey you are going on, whether physical, emotional or otherwise.
A student’s travel diary, a weight loss or fitness journey, an adventure of a lifetime.. all can be documented here, shared with anyone or no-one, and kept safe for the future.
6. Boys/Girls weekends Hen/Stag nights etc
Create a private memory box in Treasured for the people who were there – for your eyes only!
7. 365 – A photo every day for a year!
Create a Treasured box for your year and add a photo every day, or week, or month! – any photo that you think should also go into another Treasured box is easily added – with the tick of a check box!
8. My life Story:
Create a Treasured box for yourself and use it as a “this is my life” growing journal/lifebook. As we grow older it is nice to be able to look back on important moments in our lives and share them with our loved ones. With Treasured you remain totally in control of your photos and notes – no-one has access to them unless YOU say so, and you can remove access quickly and easily.
9. Digital Scrapbook:
Whether it’s newspaper articles, photos of the kids’ artwork from school or special birthday cards or mementoes – all can be kept in your Treasured memory box.
Create a Treasured memory box for your hobby – whatever it might be – whether that’s fishing, cycling, cars, motorbikes or something completely different, you can take pictures of the things that are special to you and keep them along with notes and memories in your Treasured memory box.
Treasured can do all of this and anything else you can think of using it for – why not let us know what you use Treasured for? We’d love to hear from you.
I’m going to start my 365 2014 Treasured box today – how about you?
Happy New Year! We hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful, happy and healthy 2014.
With all our very best wishes,
Amy & the Treasured Team.