That stinks. But...an excuse to take lots of photos in 2013!
I am a big advocate for printing photos. I know bad things can happen there too (a fire for example). I have a Canon Selphy printer and I do the Project Life scrapbooking system...it is so easy and takes hardly any time. Digital files also can corrupt over time and .jpeg files degrade (they get pixelated and yucky) over time too. The Canon Selphy is just AWESOME and so easy for printing photos.