Save Your Photos Day

Save Your Photos Day is a holiday that falls on the last Saturday in September every year. It’s a day that encourages people to be proactive with their photo collections and ensure that they’re properly saved and categorized.

Disasters such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and fires can destroy a person’s collection of photos in an instant, so it’s crucial for everyone to ensure that their photos are digitized and backed up. This is also a good day to ensure that you properly label your physical photos so that future generations don’t have to figure out the people in them.

The History of Save Your Photos Day

This holiday was created before 2021 to raise awareness about the benefits of safeguarding your photos. It occurs during Save Your Photos Month—a month in which photo organizers, archival companies, and photo retailers come together to help everyone properly store, back up, and archive their photo collections.

Observing Save Your Photos Day

How you celebrate this holiday depends on how you want to safeguard your photos. For most people, this means digitizing all of their pictures and placing them in the cloud or onto a jump drive. For others, it means making copies of their physical photographs and then taking steps to safeguard them for future generations.

If you’re saving photos digitally, ensure that you have backups of backups made just in case something happens with your jump drive or cloud service. If you’re storing physical photos, be sure to keep them at 75 degrees or cooler and in a place with low humidity.

Also, ensure that your physical photos or jump drives are in a safe place that won’t be ruined by flooding. And while you’re observing this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #SaveYourPhotosDay on social media to encourage everyone to preserve their precious memories for future generations.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 28 Saturday
Next year (2025)
September 27 Saturday
Last year (2023)
September 30 Saturday
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