From the amount of posts I have here on the blog about scrapbooking, it should be no secret that memory keeping is important to me. I scrapbook, keep a journal, and shoot lots and lots of home video. I have very few pictures of me from my childhood and no videos at all. So it is very important to me to document my children as they are growing up. I want them to have lots of photos and videos so they can look back and remember the joy of being a kid.
When our video camera broke a few years ago, I was devastated because I had never gotten around to copying the tapes to DVD. To make matters worse, video cameras weren’t being made anymore that used those types of mini tapes. So I figured that those home videos were lost forever. Then I learned about YesVideo.
YesVideo can help preserve your precious family memories by converting old tapes to DVD, even the smaller tapes from older camcorders. I can’t tell you how excited to learn that those recordings wouldn’t be lost forever! So I picked out a few older tapes that we didn’t have equipment to play anymore and sent them into YesVideo.
I can’t tell you how much it means to me to be able to watch these videos again. My oldest child is out of the house, my son is a Junior in high school, and my 2 youngest will be teenagers in just a few short years. The years go by so quickly. I love that YesVideo has helped me be able to enjoy home videos from when they were all little.
Not only did they send me a dvd for each of the tapes sent in, but they also uploaded the videos online so I can easily share them with family and friends.
Here are a few snippets from the videos that YesVideo was able to preserve for me.
This video is of my son in the school play. They did The Wizard of Oz that year. He was in kindergarten at the time and played a Munchkin! Watching the video again makes this mama’s heart melt a little. He was such a cutie!
This next video is from my middle daughters kindergarten literacy program. As part of the program, they performed several cute songs for the parents. I am so grateful to be able to watch this again and remember how small and adorable she was.
The final video I sent off was from my oldest daughter’s first marching band mini camp. They had just gotten the music that afternoon and it was impressive to see how far they got in just a few hours. Marching band is huge in our family. My husband and I met in Beavercreek’s High School marching band. My oldest daughter and son have been blessed to go through the same program, with the same director no-less. We love the fall because it means turning into band groupies and going to all the marching band competitions. So I love that YesVideo was able to save this special home video from such a fun time in my oldest daughter’s high school career.
If it weren’t for YesVideo, these memories would have been lost to us. I was so happy to have discovered YesVideo and have several more tapes I will be sending off to them soon to convert to DVD. I love how easy they make the whole process and was pleased with how well the videos turned out.
Do you have some old home video tapes lying around that you would love to have converted to DVD? The process is quick and easy with YesVideo. You can learn more about their video conversion service at the following links.
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Disclosure: This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and YesVideo. I received the featured service free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.