Phones are stolen or broken. Hard drives crash. Natural disasters wipe out possessions without regard to feelings. Holly said it above, but it can’t be repeated too often: backup your photos using the 3, 2, 1 backup rule: Always keep 3 copies of your photos and videos, on 2 different media, with 1 stored off site. Refresh your backups monthly, including all of your family’s digital devices (computers, phones, tablets, digital cameras, etc.). This will ensure your precious memories are safe and secure for future generations.