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The Most Important Photo You May Ever Take

The Most Important Photo You May Ever Take!How many times have you seen photos of a charming couple or family posted on social media with the headline, “Do you know these people? I found their camera.”

This is such a common problem there are websites dedicated to helping return photos to their owners!”

Save yourself the heartache of losing your precious photos with one simple action.  Prevent the heartache of a lost camera with this simple and quick tip.

Take A PHOTO of your contact information.

It doesn’t have to be fancy. It doesn’t have to be complicated.

Grab a sticky note and write:





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Make this the first photo you take on your camera!

That’s it! Done.

Now, if by any chance you are separated from your camera. your photos can easily be returned to you by anyone that finds it. (If you don’t want to use your phone number that’s fine too!)

Now go off and explore this world, feeling more confident that you won’t be coming home with only your memories.

Let your creativity shine!


Alice Boll from Scrapbook Wonderland

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  • Kristie 30 May, 2014, 2:35 pm

    Now why didn’t I think of that! Simply brilliant! Thank you for sharing this, Alice.

    • Alice. 30 May, 2014, 5:42 pm

      Genius, right? I can’t take all of the credit, but I have been doing this for a long time. I know that most people would probably make the effort to get my photos to me. Honestly the camera wouldn’t even matter, I HATE losing photos!

  • Alison 31 May, 2014, 6:42 am

    What a fantastic idea Alice! As my kids would say, you’re so smart!! 🙂

    • Alice. 31 May, 2014, 11:16 am

      Thank you Alison! Losing a camera would be devastating to me, if I could even get my photos back that would be such a relief!

  • Kelli Panique 31 May, 2014, 9:23 am

    What a useful idea! Thanks, Alice!

    • Alice. 31 May, 2014, 11:16 am

      I’m so glad you like it!

  • Cara 2 June, 2014, 1:23 pm

    Alice, that is soooo smart 😀 I just read on Connie’s blog that you are Canadian! I didn’t know that, so am I!! I’m originally from NS and I do come from a town with a cool name, Antigonish 😉

    • Alice. 2 June, 2014, 4:01 pm

      I’ve always loved the name of that town Cara! I’m out in Alberta. Thanks for popping over to say hi!

  • Libby Wiers 3 June, 2014, 7:30 am

    This is such a great idea, and so simple we all wonder why we didn’t think of it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Alice. 3 June, 2014, 10:28 am

      You are so welcome! Thanks for commenting!

  • Karen 9 June, 2014, 8:41 pm

    Great tip. Now to execute. 😉

    • Alice. 9 June, 2014, 9:44 pm

      Every time you empty/delete your card, or put in a new one make it the first photo you take!

  • Sandy 20 May, 2015, 5:44 pm

    I had my camera stolen from my desk at work. I was devastated to lose all those pictures! Although this wouldn’t have worked in that situation, I surely will use this tip in case I lose the camera. I’m sure there are some folks out there who would return it.

    • Alice. 22 May, 2015, 12:59 pm

      Oh how horrible Sandy! I hope you used this as an opportunity to get a camera you really love. I would be heartbroken over the missing photos.

  • Paula 15 July, 2015, 9:09 am

    what a fantastic idea, you often hear or cameras going missing I will definitely do this, and on my phone too

    • Alice. 23 March, 2016, 9:11 am


  • Mary Jo Heller 23 March, 2016, 7:35 am

    Love this idea. Do it to all your chips! I too have lost/had a camera stolen. Twice. Cameras are “stuff.” Pictures are irreplaceable. I would add a comment to the picture above, saying these pictures are precious. Please return the chip (and I would love my camera!) It is easy to return a chip, and I think most people would. I have twice added postcards to an album instead of the actual pictures of my family.

    • Alice. 23 March, 2016, 9:11 am

      That is so heartbreaking Mary Jo. Returning a chip is easy and inexpensive. I know there are many people that would be willing to pop a chip in the mail, if they only knew who to send it to!

  • Barbara Howell 1 June, 2016, 9:10 am

    what a wonderful idea!!!

  • Angela Hutson 26 October, 2016, 8:19 pm

    Alice you are way toooo smart!!
    OR you have to much time on your hands. In any case I’m glad.
    Thanks for coming up with this idea.
    I love everything you post. Keep it up.
    Have a 👻Happy Halloween.

  • Sonja Gortzak 11 February, 2018, 6:10 am

    Great idea!

    I have always had my husband’s phone number taped onto the back of my phone in case of emergency. I know I can put it in the emergency section of my phone but sometimes analogue is just better. Even if my battery is dead people know who to contact.