If your memories aren’t stored safely and backed up securely, they are one disaster away from no longer existing. All those “world’s best” moms (as well as every other family member, friend, and pet) deserve to be safely preserved. Disasters have no regard for sentimentality. The passage of time is also not your friend. It will slowly result in the disintegration of almost everything. A secure backup system is like an insurance policy against disaster and time. Don’t rely only on the cloud. We’ve seen cloud storage companies go out of business, thereby making it hard for customers to retrieve their photos. Be aware that you may need to move your digital photo collection to a different storage service at some point – and be sure to always keep your own alternate backup. Try the 3, 2, 1 backup system. First, get all your printed photos scanned into your digital collection. Then create 3 digital backups, on 2 different media, with at least 1 stored off site. I recommend one backup on an external hard drive, in case your computer crashes.