My mom kindly makes a Shutterfly photo album each year for each of my three daughters. My daughters take these albums in their hands and talk about them. I don’t want them looking at a phone or computer screen every time they want to see a photo.
I had loose photos (from decades) in sleeves up until a couple months ago when I scanned the ones I wanted to save, and threw the hard copies out (save a couple I kept). It didn’t do any good to have them in a big bin, neglected.
Our families make a calendar for my parents and my in-laws (and our extended families) with photos from the past year. It’s a nice way to memorialize things. LESS paper and MORE thoughtful than sticking tons of photos in an album, if you ask me.
Do what works for you, but I encourage you to explore photo book/project options rather than printing loose photos if they are just accumulating and not being enjoyed.
Leave a comment below to let me know how you organize your photos! I’m sure there are ways out there I’ve never explored before.