Without trying to jump any guns, there are just 11 weeks until Christmas (!!) And even less until all of my sisters are reunited again. I wanted to do something special this year for our annual holiday reunion, so we partnered with Legacybox to pull it off (and scored a huge discount for all of you, too, at the bottom of the post!)
A few weeks ago, I snuck over to my parents’ house and dug through hundreds of old home videos finding the best ones. While videos seem so instant and plentiful now (I probably have as many videos of Greta and Faye on my phone as there are of my entire childhood), my mom had a tupperware bin of VHS tapes and those smaller mini tapes of my sisters and I filming our own video shorts and skits, Christmas mornings, our family Olympics, how we bunkered down in the basement to prepare for Y2K, the time we borrow our friends’ cheerleading uniforms and pretended to be a part of the squad (oy! haha!) and even the first time we saw the ocean. But maybe the clip that started it all (and the one that definitely makes Chris laugh the hardest) is when our family got a video camera for the first time.
It was apparently a major life event, and one I’m really grateful for. All of these memories we were able so successfully recover and preserve thanks to Legacybox.
Legacybox preserves any format of outdated memories, from VHS tapes to Super 8 film, digitally so you can relive them, again and again. Which is exactly what I wanted since not only do we no longer have a VCR to play VHS tapes (do you? do they still make VCRs?), but also the film that has sat in the tupperware for the past 25 years, desperately needs preserving–this is my childhood!
How it works is, Legacybox sends you a kit that you fill with any formats in your collection. The kit includes a guide, barcodes to attach to each photo/video to track it, round-trip shipping, crush proof box, and personal concierge so you can talk to an expert any time.
And in a couple weeks, with frequent updates through email letting you know the progress, you get back all of the originals with DVDs and digital files that will surely make us all cry and cry-laugh when we’re together in a couple months–I can’t wait.
This is the perfect gift for anniversaries (my parents’ 36th is next week!), Christmas (throw in a box of kleenex) or just an anytime thing to do for your personal history. Click HERE to get your Legacybox for a deep discount! First 25 people to use the code LOVE at checkout will receive 40% off their order! Offer expires 11/15.
This post is sponsored by Legacybox.