Ever since we figured out how to take an image and develop it, we've been preserving family memories. Early photos were very formal and served as a visual record for families to save. As technology advanced, pictures became cheaper and easier to produce, so the images evolved into more than the standard once-a-year family photo.
Video cameras then came along to further document family memories in greater, moving-picture detail, and with the advent of digital technology, people are able to capture anything in the moment directly onto their cell phone or pocket-sized camera. These advances have made preserving memories an everyday occurrence, so family histories can be shared for generations to come.