The Holidays are a wonderful time where families gather together to make new memories and to talk about those made years ago. Many times the old photo album, movie or slide projector, and VCR are dragged out of the closets to relive those old memories.
Grandma’s funny haircut…and Dad, wow! You were sooo skinny, look how those old baggy clothes just hang on you! Words like ‘I gotta have a copy of that’, and ‘Mom, please get those old movies put on DVD so my kids can see them’. Endearing comments and nostalgia fills the room.
These memories are actually recorded history of your family. They are priceless, one of the most valuable things in your home. And how do many of us treat them? We stuff them away in drawers, closets, and under the bed to collect dust bunnies. But what if a disaster struck your home and all your memories disappear in an instant? You would be devastated. We just do not take the time to insure that these are protected and preserved. Now, the technology exists to preserve those priceless articles for future generations.
There are many options to do-it-yourself. But like many projects like this, it takes a lot of time and can be quite frustrating and difficult. Of course, there are professionals at this like Create A Video™ in Mint Hill, beside the fire department on Fairview Road.
Get started by gathering your photos, slides, movie films, and VCR tapes. This alone can take time, and it is easy to get immersed in the memories as you go through them and reflect. Try to resist ‘walking down memory lane’ as you go through your items. There will be plenty of time – and a lot easier – to do this after you have your memories transferred to a permanent, long lasting media like DVD or a USB flash drive.
The holidays are the perfect time to get these priceless memories transferred. Plan on taking several weeks or months of time if you plan to scan them yourself, or copy them over to DVD. Or, simply bring them to Create A Video™ and their professionals will go over your order to advise you on the best way to preserve these priceless memories, and give you options like extra copies for the kids.
So the next time you open that drawer and push these precious memories out of your way, remember how valuable they are. They deserve respect, and your family deserves to have them for generations to come. Christmastime is the perfect time to have them made into keepsakes to give as gifts to everyone. Then, the grandkids can laugh at how funny their Mom looked with her big hair and bell-bottom jeans!
Create A Video™ celebrates 20 years in business in 2017, and have preserved memories for thousands of families across the region. Visit these local experts to make sure you have insured future generations of your family history.