How do you all store and keep your digital memories of loved ones after they're gone?

Over the past few years, I have experienced two of my close family members(my mom & my grandpa) passing away. As an international student and foreign worker, I don't get a lot of in-person time with my family and most of our memories together are digital in the form of texts, voice messages, photos, and videos.

I've been contemplating how we can better preserve and revisit these precious digital memories after our loved ones have passed. This led me to ponder: How do you all store and treasure your digital memories of loved ones after they're gone?

Driven by this question and my personal experience, I've been developing a tool that can help us hold onto these cherished digital interactions, especially during times of grief. I’d be really grateful if anyone here is open to trying out the beta version and sharing your feedback. Your insights will be invaluable in refining this tool and making it more meaningful for those who need it most.

You can access the beta version here: Thank you so much for your time and support.

Kind regards,


I have started to create a flash drive called the "memory keeper". It has all the digital memories of my family on it. I have even scanned all the old family print photos and uploaded them onto the flash drive. I am making copies for each of my siblings so every one has a copy. This way all of the memories are in one location and it doesn't take up much space and if someone loses their memory keeper, they can just copy one of the ones I gave my siblings.
Awww this is such a lovely idea. It is so thoughtful of you to make a copy for each of your siblings. I remember scanning old print photos of my grandpa after he passed away so my grandma can look at them on her iPad. Can I DM you a few more questions on how to create a "memory keeper" @melaniesilva ? Thank you so much for sharing! ❤️
Sure no problem
I am so sorry to hear the loss of your loved ones. As a fellow intl student and foreigner in the US who has also been away from fam for many many many years, I cannot even begin to imagine how this must feel :( Sending you love!My favourite aunt passed exactly a year ago, I hadn't seen her in over a decade but I had pictures of her and am close to her sons ie. my cousins and my mom is her sister. I keep memories of her through talking to them, and reminiscing the things she would do and say and we would laugh. She suffered a lot in her last year (being extremely ill) so instead of remembering her last months/days, we remember her joyful, wonderful self by looking at old pictures. Not sure if it is helpful but the bulk is that we try to cherish the happy memories we had together!
Thank you so much for your support @iynna ! I can totally relate - I love looking at photos of my mom when she was healthy 😊
Hi Alice, just wanted to let you know that I've consolidated your two posts into one here. And also how very sorry I am for your loss.
Thank you Briana!
Hi Alice, I'm so sorry for the loss of your family members. I love your idea of a place to store digital interactions :) In addition to keeping digital memories (mostly on my phone), something someone told me recently was to write down everything you can remember about them - their quirks, habits, nice memories, etc. Going back to read it every now and again really helps. I thought it was a really sweet idea.
Thank you @marinaf for sharing. I love this idea as well!
I am so sorry for your loss. I gifted one of my friends that lost her father this journal: friend also has a company that aims to capture each person's story before they pass: