We went all over the place as kids. My dad was in the Navy and that meant moving a lot. My mom kept everything documented with her video camera. It’s fun to go through them together; they make you sad becuase you realize how fast time flies by. She captured embarrassing moments, hilarious moments, sad moments, and compete random ones. The only hassle about watching all of the films is that we had to use a VHS player (who has one of those anymore?) and it takes forever to rewind. We’ve been wanting to get them all put on CDs, but we never got around to it. After learning about Legacybox, I was so excited to get all my memories preserved and organized.
I decided to stick to getting just our home videos put on CD instead of photos. I usually do that with my scanner, but Legacybox can preserve your photographs on a disk too. There are several Kits you can choose from. There is the Starter, Family, Collection and Closet. It all depends on how much you want preserved.
This was a great idea for my mom because she talks about “organizing her photos and videos” almost every time I’m over there. The Legacybox pretty much does everything for you.
My Dad and I dusted off the old VHS player in the garage and starting going through old videos to preserve. My favorite was when my brother and I did a fashion show in my dress up clothes. Now that it’s on a disk, I can email it to him!
It’s very simple.
The Legacybox provided barcodes to put on each item you want preserved. If you decide that you want more added to the box, but purchased a smaller kit, no worries! They include extra barcodes just incase. Once I got started, I wanted to add more and more to the box. You can add any format to the box that you want.
Shipping it back is so easy. They provide all the shipping labels and packing material. All you have to do is drop it off at the post office. My mailman actually took it in for me.
The guide was very easy to follow and they offer a personal concierge just incase you need help with anything!
It only takes about two weeks to receive all of your items back. Don’t worry, they give you your tapes and photos back. I was surprised to see every single C.D. labeled. I didn’t even give them great details to work with and they did such a great job keeping it all together.
I loved that we could watch all of our home videos straight from the computer and now we can upload them to YouTube! The video below is what I meant by “embarrassing moments.”
This was honestly one of the best companies I have ever worked with and I can’t believe how smooth and organized everything went. I’m so excited to get the rest of my tapes preserved.
First 25 people to use the code: SIMPLY at checkout will receive 40% off their Legacybox!
Now, Questions for you!
- How do you keep your memories organized?
- What is your favorite childhood memory that you have recorded?