Thursday, July 12, 2018

How to Stop Being Overwhelmed by Your Pictures (with a video tutorial)

This post was updated 2022.

I am SO excited to bring you this solution!!  Digital photos are a double-edged sword!  We can take as many photos as we want, but then it's easy to become so {overwhelmed from having too many photos} that we never do anything with those images.

One of my favorite solutions to getting out from underneath your photos is a family yearbook because they're SO EASY to organize.

I'm not the only one who loves this option.  Be sure you hop over and see 10 reasons from Candy May about why she prioritizes creating family yearbooks and what they do for her family:  {"10 Good Reasons to Create a Family Yearbook with Heritage Makers,"}

Here's one family yearbook style:

And what it looks like inside--two pages for each month:

I wrote a while back about what makes family yearbooks THE BEST SOLUTION I've seen to too many photos, and I included the best way I know to actually CATCH UP ON YOUR PHOTOS (the Two-in-One Plan).  You can read all about it and get all the tips and information you need right here at this link:

{One Solution to Too Many Photos:  Family Yearbooks}

Family yearbooks provide a great way to narrow down your mass of photos into your favorites from each month, so you can actually SEE THEM.  Have you ever thought about that?  Taking tons of pictures often means {you never see them again}!!  Why bother taking them in the first place?

There are a couple of high-quality options I recommend.

Here's a really simple way to create yearbooks:

Or, if you prefer a more creative and flexible system, get to know Artisan.  (It's my personal favorite!)

Either one is a pretty great way to completely change your life.  Yearbooks really help with the overwhelm. 

P.S.  If you need some help with photo organization first, here's one more video help.  And I have more organizational helps at this link and some very helpful videos here.


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  1. Visiting you from my blog. Thanks for stopping by!!

  2. What a great and informative post!! Thanks so muchf or stopping by!!

  3. This is such a great solution for when you have too many photos. Right now I have them in a box but I really need to get organized.

    1. I'm so glad you like this idea, Mary! It really is such a great solution, and as I mention in the video, choosing favorites is such a needed way to get a handle on our thousands of photos. I hope this helps. :) Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Doing yearly family books is definitely on the list of things I'd like to do. I've had the pictures ready to go for years!!

    1. I'm SO glad to hear it! It's definitely worth the effort. I always say that working on preserving photos is one of the few things with immediate rewards. You feel good all along the way. Let me know if you need any help or ideas. I've been doing this a long time. :)

  5. I do love these books! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. Thanks for linking up at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 40!

  7. Love this idea for too many photos! I am going to check this out! Thanks for sharing this post with us at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 40. sharing!

    1. I'm so glad to hear, Sylvia! You really will love what you see when you check it out. It's an AWESOME solution!! Thanks for reading, commenting, and checking it out--and for sharing this post, too! :)

  8. Thanks so much for linking up your being overwhelmed by your pictures post at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 3! Shared.


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