Anyone else absolutely love to watch home videos?
When we were little, my sister and I loved to put together all sorts of shows and have my dad tape them so we could watch them right away. I think we enjoy watching them—and laughing at ourselves—now more than we did then.
Luckily for us, my Dad also thought to film the mundane things, like Saturday morning play sessions, and special events, like dance recitals and Halloween.
(Of course, we also have at least 30 minutes of film highlighting the evolution of his golf swing in the mix, but we generally fast forward right over those parts ;]).
But since we’re down to one working VHS player in the house with no plans to buy another, when I heard about Legacybox, I knew it was time to take the plunge and digitize our memories.
I’ve long been the family historian and keeper of all our digital memories, so I knew I needed to make sure we picked a VHS to DVD service that was reliable. The last thing I wanted to happen was to lose our tapes in transit or have them destroyed somehow in the digitization process.
After doing my research, I determined Legacybox was the premiere service, and was equally impressed with how easy they made the whole process.
You can have your home videos turned into DVDs by Legacybox in three easy steps:
- Select the size box that works best for your needs. We opted for the Family Box since we were just focusing on our videos this time around. (Photos are up next!)
- When your box arrives, fill it with your precious memories. We sent in ten video tapes to be digitized, but Legacybox also does photos and can convert pretty much any analog file format you can think of.
- Drop the box off at any mailbox and in 4-6 weeks, your memories will come back to you digitized!
Each Legacybox box is labeled with a scannable bar code and you receive a tracking sheet with the same barcode to ensure things don’t get lost or sent back to the wrong person. And, Legacybox sends you email updates throughout the digitizing process to keep you abreast of where your memories are in the queue.
But perhaps the best part of the whole process was watching the DVDs when they arrived on my doorstep. Amazing quality video that requires absolutely no rewinding once you’re done? Twist my arm.
Thanks to Legacybox for sponsoring this post and supporting the brands that keep A Touch of Teal’s doors open! Want to try Legacy box for yourself? Use the code TealTreat now through December 1, 2016 to receive 35% off your order!