This post is sponsored by Legacybox but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
A few years ago, we got sucked into watching a documentary on minimalist living and shortly thereafter, found ourselves weeding through totes upon totes of stuff that no longer brought us joy or served a purpose in our lives. After several “Purge Days,” we still had a few bins of items that we just couldn’t bring ourselves to throw away – mostly old family photos, videos, and film strips. They were simply taking up space and no amount of Pinterest searching was helping to find a good use for them.
Then I discovered Legacybox.
“Legacybox is a simple and affordable way to preserve those irreplaceable moments by converting all your old tapes, photos and even film to perfectly preserved digital files. We all have cherished moments we want to relive, and this is the perfect opportunity to digitally preserve them so your recorded moments can be passed down for generations to come.”
I quickly got to work in uncovering items from the abyss of our basement to send in. Finding the files to convert was only part of the fun! My parents spent an entire evening sifting through boxes and bins of family photos and mementos and I managed to find several photos from mine and Luke’s childhoods at home as well. We all had some good laughs going through the evidence of horrible haircuts of the past, watching snippets of old family videos (and some embarrassing videos made with friends!), and even shed a few tears as we remembered our family members and loved ones gone too soon.
Although it was a bit nerve-wracking to hand off our family memories, I was pleasantly surprised with the Legacybox process from start to finish. The Legacybox team even reached out during the process to let me know they had fixed a broken VHS tape I had sent in at no extra cost!
When our Legacybox arrived back, we had so much fun viewing the videos, and it has been great having easy access to old family photos that would have otherwise been hidden at the bottom of a bin in storage.
And that VHS tape the Legacybox team fixed? It was a video of my fourth birthday, and I was able to hear my grandma’s voice who passed away later that same year. I was instantly brought to tears as the memories of her came flooding back. Being able to hear her voice again is a treasure I will cherish forever!
Legacybox is a great option for those who are looking to scale down on stuff but want to keep cherished memories alive. It would also be a meaningful gift idea for anyone – especially with Mother’s Day coming up!