Do you have a favorite holiday memory? I do. It’s Christmas 2006. Not Christmas Day exactly, but rather, Christmas season. A couple of weeks before Christmas we went on a vacation to Walt Disney world and a 3-day Disney cruise. I can honestly say that that trip gave me some of the best memories ever. Just yesterday I was looking through some older pictures and came across the folder of pictures from that trip. I still smile and laugh when I see those pictures now, just as much as I did back in 2006.
What made that trip special is that my entire family was on the trip. Yep, the WHOLE family. Me, hubby and our boys, joined by my parents, my brother LB2 and his wife and daughter, and my brothers LB2 and LB3. We enjoyed the parks tremendously, as always. We had an absolutely amazing and unforgettable time on the cruise, our first and only cruise to date.I have about 50 shots from one early morning, I was doing my best to get a good picture of the sun rising off the side of the boat. We have photos from the ceremony in the Bahamas where RB and I renewed our wedding vows in celebration of twenty years of marriage. We have photos from meals, where it was acceptable to wear pirate hates at the table. I have photos of my oldest son graduating from the kids club, a place he wasn’t crazy about going on the first day and later didn’t want to leave. We have pictures with the characters. The way my son lights up when he sees Mickey is priceless. I have a picture of my Dad mooning us. Yes, we’re crazy that way. I have a photo where you can see all of the men I love the most piled into one bed. Take a look.
From left to right that’s my Dad, my brother LB2, my youngest son, my husband and my oldest son. I love that picture. When I look at it I can envision that moment like it was yesterday. Combined my family took almost 2,000 pictures from that trip. And when I look through them, I find myself wishing there were more. Photos are such a great way to help preserve and share memories. Unfortunately, time isn’t very kind to photos. You can do your best to preserve photos and make them last quite a while. But what is probably the most effective way to preserve your photos is to move them. Move them to DVD. And if you’ve got old VHS the same thing applies. We don’t even have a working VCR anymore, so I can’t watch my wedding video. I could if I had it converted to DVD or Blu-ray though.
YesVideo is a company hat’s been around for years. They do one thing – help preserve your memories. They transfer media to DVDs. By that I mean that they can scan video, VHS, film, slides and photos all to DVD. They can also convert HD video to Blu-ray! Customers can either mail their media directly to YesVideo or drop it off at four major retailers. You can drop off the media that you want transferred at a location in your area, including the Walmart photo counter. Yes, there’s YesVideo at Walmart. (To receive DVDs back by Christmas, customers must have dropped media off at Walmart no later than December 3rd.) Not only do they transfer media, they can even repair some things. Just think. Not only can you revive some of your old memories, but maybe there are some even older memories in your family that everyone would enjoy. I know my parents have not only photos and VHS, but also slides. I don’t know if my Mom has any old photos from my Grandparents but if she did I’d love to see those. Transferring everything to DVD would enable us to enjoy it and pass it on to future generations so they could enjoy their history. YesVideo would make for a great gift, don’t you think?!
What’s your favorite holiday memory?
This is a sponsored post, and I have been compensated by YesVideo for my time. As always, any personal opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor.