Our Legacybox

By Kate Riley January 28, 2016

*This post brought to you in partnership with Legacybox.

We live in such a busy world, it feels like the years fly by faster and faster. In December I made a promise to myself that in 2016 I’d complete three memory preservation projects. The first is to upload images to albums and print those albums so we would have a family library of memory filled books. Easy to do and I’ve got a few albums in the works right now, starting with our most recent vacation. The second project is to have quilts made out of the baby clothes I’ve saved. The third project was to digitize all the old videos and family pictures sitting in a closet for many years but I was totally overwhelmed by the task.

I was feeling very nostalgic thinking about when my kids were babies. This happens to all of us mothers of grown children! I love the ages my children are now, 12 and 10, my daughter is entering junior high next year, yikes! It’s all flying by so fast and I was thinking wow wouldn’t it be wonderful to go back in time and relive when they were wee little, if only for a day? Looking at pictures is one thing but seeing them as they were back then in video, hearing their voices, watching their mannerisms, it was something that was tugging at my heart for a long time.

Because this happened WAY too fast….

MY LATEST VIDEOS
MY LATEST VIDEOS

 grown up girl

I was approached by Legacybox to try out their service and when I went to their site I knew it was the answer, the closest thing I’d get to reliving those challenging but oh so charming years. Mine were born in a time before smart phones and digital videography, when all I had to preserve those sweet years were mini camcorder tapes.

The process was SO simple and I couldn’t be happier. I’ll confess I’ve been teary for days watching the videos, and my kids LOVE watching themselves as babies too, we’ve been laughing so hard at some of the things they said and did when they were little!

Your Legacybox arrives in the mail with a Welcome Guide and barcodes to attach to your pictures, videos, negatives, slides, they’re experts at transferring it all to digital format where it can be stored safe from fire, theft, etc.

 legacy box welcome guide

I had a big bag of camcorder tapes of babies playing and family get togethers and vacations dating back to the 90s. I labeled each one with a barcode and tucked them in the box.

 old video tapes legacy box

Matt had a box of old family photos he wanted preserved as well so we had those digitized as well.

 old family pictures

Pack it all up in the crushproof Legacybox provided (it includes shipping both ways), they confirm arrival via email and you get a personal contact if you have any questions. Wait a few weeks and find your old memories preserved on a disc, pop it into your player and watch your old videos. We’ve been watching ours all week, it’s wonderful to hear the voices of those who’ve passed away and to relive events from more than a decade ago.

 digitized family photos

matt mark

This is an add on option but so worth it, I also received a thumb drive with ALL of my images and videos stored in one place so it was easy to upload them to my external hard drive and cloud storage (I use both) for safe preservation.

 usb files

What memories do you have waiting to be digitized?

 legacy box

I’m getting my parents to do it, they have a bazillion tapes and photos that need this service, I know they’d love to relive their memories too, wouldn’t you?

The first 50 people to use the code FABULOUS at checkout will receive 40% off their Legacybox! Do this I promise you’ll love it, the preservation of memories is PRICELESS.

*This post is sponsored by Legacybox, all opinions are my own.

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8 comments

  1. I just visited their site and their site and used the code you gave and it worked! I got $30 off from the original price. Can’t wait to have our family photos digitized. I told my sister about it who now resides in Canada. She was also interested but unfortunately it was only available in US. Thanks for this post Kate.

  2. Thanks for the info, Kate. I’ve heard of Legacy Box but wasn’t sure how it works and didn’t know anyone who had tried it. We have LOTS of old photos and home movies that we need to save before they’re lost or damaged.

    I like Matt’s old photos! It’s so much fun to look back..

  3. I’ve been looking to do this for…. well years, many years. The time has come. Thanks Kate.

  4. I have used them and was happy with the results but it took months! And I only had 3 vhs tapes to get done! That was frustrating for sure. I had to email them a few times. Wish I could afford to just pack up a big box like you!

  5. Looking back at photos and videos is fun, especially for kids! I love finding old family photos of when I was young even now at 64. We’ve been converting my parents 35mm slides over the last few years and it is a pain.

    • I had a minor fear of that too, but it comes with a preprinted address label and you drop it off at USPS – you can track it too, hope that alleviates any anxiety Kelly!

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