Sadly, no matter how well we take care of our precious pictures, the laws of nature will always win. Temperature, humidity, light, and other factors all combine against our photo albums and break down the dyes, chemicals, substrates and any protective elements we have put in place to preserve them. So there is a need, if we want to pass these memories down to our children and grandchildren, to preserve them in a way that is not susceptible to these attacks. By scanning your pictures and archiving them in a permanent way, you ensure that your posterity will be able to know your stories, and relive your most special events. In this way, we can pass our heritage down through the generations.