Make New Holiday Memories But Keep the Old

Does anyone feel like December went by amazingly fast? It’s hard for me to believe that my in-laws will be arriving a week from today to spend the Christmas weekend with us. This will be our first Christmas hosting for them and I have been frantically cleaning and clearing out the house to prepare. It is slow going since I keep getting distracted by pictures and letters I come across.

The advent of the digital age has made me much more ruthless about deleting bad and random pictures. But I have a much harder time doing that with actual prints. Someone’s eyes may be closed but I can’t bear to part with it because it is the only version I have. So I hang onto them and they languish in envelopes along with school pictures, faded prints from my parents, and old Polaroids.

Yes, I know I could scan them but that plan was how they ended up in the envelope. I keep thinking I will get to them on a rainy day but when that rainy day comes I end up snoozing on the couch instead. I dream about just boxing them up and having them neatly presented to me in digital form, ready to share.

Sometimes dreams come true. I’ve been given the chance to do just that by Live On. Their Live On Rewind service sends you a secure, shipping box, prepaid postage back, shipping instructions, zip lock bag for secure storage during transit. Then their specialists convert all your media and send it back along with a DVD of the preserved media.

The best part is that they also provide online access to your newly digitized memories at I wrote last month about how much I love the interface on their site. It goes way beyond a digital album. I can’t wait to start adding my own memories to the pictures I am having scanned.

This year is about making new memories with our daughters and our family. I am so glad that I will be able to put side by side pictures of these moments with the ones from my own childhood. The next time I am at my parents I plan to gather up their photos and send them in as well. I think it would make a fantastic gift. If you would like to gift someone with the service (or use it for yourself) you can get 30% off the service with the coupon code HOLIDAYREWIND. Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving!

Thank you to LiveOn for sponsoring this blog post. Please LiveOn to learn more about sharing and preserving your most important memories. I was selected for this sponsorship by Clever Girls Collective. Although story ideas were provided, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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