While our kids’ merrily document their entire lives on computers, much of our past is memorialized through old photos, videotape or 8mm Kodak home movies from the fifties and sixties. And it’s all probably gathering dust in the attic because we no longer have the machines to show them.
Now you can bring your past to the present through digital conversions of your videotapes and home movies that you can enjoy right on your iPad, iPhone or computer.
Seven reels of film my dad took during the first three years of my life (1947-1950) sat in the closet for decades, until I recently learned that YesVideo could digitally convert them in less than two weeks. Not to mention the cost is genuinely reasonable, considering the priceless gift you’ll get. Each videotape conversion is $12.99 and 8mm reels range from $8.99 to $59.99, depending on their size.
I couldn’t wait to watch the 90 minutes of video once I received the link.
It was a unique experience to see my mom parading me around her Brooklyn neighborhood when I was weeks old, my cheerful grandparents attentively gathered around my high chair as my mother speed-fed me Gerber peas, and three-year-old me bottle feeding my own “baby doll” with anything but tender, loving care.
Each YesVideo order also includes a private online account, tools to create custom DVDs, free iPhone and iPad apps and online sharing. Colby and Simone, my grown-up offspring, loved seeing me as a baby (yes, I was a baby!) and my parents as 20-somethings.
It’s about time to dust off your memories, place your order and ship your film or videotape to YesVideo. You’ll also get an exclusive 20% discount until February 3rd. Use code FOF20 at checkout.
What’s more, you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win an iPad to show off your family’s memories.
Enter code FOF20 at checkout
for 20% off
and automatic entry in the iPad giveaway!
Offer will expire February 3rd, 2014 at midnight E.S.T.