I love to go to antique malls and browse! There are often baskets of long-lost photos which were part of an estate, etc. and due to not being labeled, etc. are unidentified and the memories are lost.
Since pictures today are stored on SD cards, the loss of a camera could mean many lost images. I am sure that you are not like me and you remove all your pictures from your SD card, categorize them and make back-ups regularly, right?
Confession time – I don’t. I usually upload images to Facebook that I want to share and may back up my SD card once every other year or so. I would be so distraught is my SD card was lost. (Cameras are replaceable, but the pictures are not!)
I sent my daughter off to camp with one of my “older” digital cameras loaded with an “older” SD card. I tried to imagine how I could help get information back in case it was lost. I could imagine a story like those which I have seen on the news or on Facebook lately with pictures from my card being broadcast nationwide and I gratefully accept my SD card from a stranger.
About this point, I had a brainstorm – I wrote our contact information on a piece of blank paper with a Sharpie and took a photo of it. Viola! If someone finds the camera and card, they have a way to get it back to me! (I even wrote that I’d offer a reward to a finder to up the ante.)
“What a great plan,” I thought and proceeded to do the same for our phones, tablets, etc.
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