Sharing My Childhood Memories with My Own Children Thanks to YesVideo

This post is brought to you by YesVideo. All opinions are my own.

Lately, we’ve been taking a lot of trips down memory lane. I don’t know if it’s because of the tiny baby or if that’s just a coincidence, but Shane’s been wanting to know all about when he was little lately- and even when Justin & I were little! I have a ton of photos of Shane available with just a couple of clicks, but I have a much smaller assortment of my own pictures. I scanned most of the ones my Mom has last year for our wedding slideshow, but the truth is there just aren’t nearly as many photos from my childhood as my boys will have.

Baby with Cheerios on Nose

Me, circa 1989

A lot of that is because of the technology of the 90’s isn’t the same as it is today. Back then, if you wanted to take pictures, you had to use film and get it developed- which added up very quickly. The truth is, it was just a lot more cost efficient to take videos! For the price of a VHS tape, you could record several hours of your child’s life, and the tapes were less expensive than getting a roll of film developed.  If I had to develop all of the photos I’ve taken of Zac in his short 7 weeks so far, I’d already be out thousands. So even though the video cameras back then weighed more than my infant, I remember my dad having it on his shoulder during all of our special events- vacations, birthdays, or impromptu concerts in the living room.

I want to share these moments with Shane {and eventually Zac}, and luckily I’ve begun the process of having the VHS tapes converted to DVDs through YesVideo. Not only do I get a physical DVD copy of each transferred tape {so I can actually watch it, since I don’t have a VCR anymore} but I also get access to it online so that even when I just want to show him a quick clip I can just hop online & find it easily.

He’s been particularly obsessed with this clip of my super sleuth Easter egg hunting skills lately! He’s Easter obsessed in general since it’s just around the corner, so watching his mom hunt eggs {and when I was just a year older than he is now, no less} has been a special treat for him.

If most of your childhood is on a bunch of VHS tapes like mine is, YesVideo can help you to preserve them for prosperity! It makes a great gift for Mother’s Day & Father’s Day, too.

Did your parents take more photos or videos of you?

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  1. Janet W. says:

    Back when I was a child, my parents took pictures of us, but very few. Nowadays, there are so many technological advances that parents have a million pictures and videos of their children!

  2. I would love to take videos from my childhood and transfer them on to DVD so I could share them with my own kids! I really like that you get a physical DVD as well as online access when you convert.
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  3. Look how cute you were! No wonder he loves seeing his mommy as little as he is. I’m glad you’re preserving those memories. :)
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  4. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I know we don’t have many pics at all of when we were kids and the ones I have of my children, they are all on videos and we took lots of them. My ex has most so I need to talk to him about this.

  5. I was going through my parent’s and sister’s pictures and thought I’d find more pictures of me but they were mostly of wildlife. I felt a little slighted! :) I have a few videos I’d like transferred but they are drum corps videos and not baby/family videos.
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  6. Definitely more photos, I wish I had more videos!
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  7. I love modern technology. It’s great that you can convert the VHS to DVD now.
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  8. How neat to be able to share these. Um… my childhood stuff would be on super 8 (yeah, I’m old.)

  9. Awwww, you were so cute :) it is so much easier for us now to document our kids lives, I was big on pictures back then as well as photo albums.
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  10. My Mom would love to have all her old DVD transferred… I’m thinking this would be a great Mother’s Day gift!
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  11. My dad loved his SLR. He carried it with him almost everywhere. He was never a professional photographer, but he did take a ton of pics. We have albums upon albums of photos. Now we just need to get them into electronic format.
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  12. How cute are you! I wish my parents had a video camera when I was growing up. At least they had a good camera.

  13. I wish I had more photos and any video of my childhood. l have LOTS of my kids!
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  14. What a fun way to share! I wish video cameras had been more common when I was that age.

  15. OH man, I wish we still had the video of our farm days. We had lots and lots of fun back then!

  16. Such a great service I’ve gotten rid of all my VCR’s. My kids probably don’t know what a VCR is.
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  17. omgosh how adorable! I wish I had videos of my childhood to share with my children.
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  18. I recently used YesVideo for the first time and really liked the service. I sent in an old tape of my daughter from 10 years ago and she had a fun time watching it on TV when it arrived in the mail on DVD.
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  19. Very nice of you to share. Unfortunately our family didn’t do any videos when I was younger as they were too poor. I do have a few that I wouldn’t mind transferring from when my girls were younger though.
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  20. That’s such a cool service. We never owned a video recorder when I was a kid.
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  21. I LOVE this idea! I wish I had videos from my childhood, but I have a zillion pictures, so at least there’s that. :) I love this service for those who have all of those childhood videos.
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  22. Wow! I had no idea about this great service! I need to preserve a lot of our videos.

  23. What a great company. I need to try this out.
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  24. That is so cute Shell! I need to get my dad to do this with our videos!
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  25. I don’t have many pictures from my childhood. I hope my children look back when they’re older and appreciate all the photos I’ve taken of them.
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  26. I don’t have many pictures from my childhood. In fact, my first stepfather and aunt (whom I haven’t seen in years) have more pictures from my childhood than my mom and I did. This would have been a wonderful program to have available when I was growing up.
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  27. Wow, that is so so cool! Awesome service!

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