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. 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.

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