Preserving Aging Photos

When I was at my parent's house last weekend, my Dad found an old photo album from his childhood, while browsing for some pictures for my mom's 50th birthday party. The book is full of square, original instagram-type images that I had never seen before. 


I have a love for antique images (even for ones that aren't from my family), so I took the book back to Dallas with me and have begun scanning away.


A lot of the photos are covered in spots, small tears or are just really blurry. However, I'm seeing these not as "ruined," but "classic". There's a certain beauty that comes with these spots...much like aging as a person. To the credit of the photos, they have been stuck in this album since the early 70's!


Now I'm left with the question: What should I do with them? 


I love having the originals, but I knew putting them in digital format may be beneficial for my future kids and grandkids. I'm completely blank on what to do, so if you've got an idea for me, let me know!

What have you created with old family photos?