Do you have a box of old family photos tucked in a closet or drawer collecting dust somewhere? Are they labeled? Preserving those images and the stories behind them will give your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren a chance to know their unique family story.
See below for a few ideas on what you can do with your old family photos.
Old Family Photos
~ Family History Book ~
Bring your family photos, stories and history together in family history book. There are many services that will help you self-publish by providing templates and assistance. Whether designed as a beautiful coffee table book or a more informal journal, the finished book is certain to be treasured for generations to come.
~ Video Scrapbook ~
One way to preserve both the delicate images and the stories behind them is by capturing them in a Video Scrapbook. A Video Scrapbook brings together important photos and memorabilia in an organized and captivating way. Set to music or narration toltell your family story in a way that will connect with younger generations of today.
Present the video scrapbook at family reunions, family holidays or post it to a family website. Best of all, because it is a digital file, a Video Scrapbook can be easily duplicated so every family member can have a copy of all the photos for their own.
~ Family Website~
A Family Website is a great way to share old family photos so everyone will have a visual record of the family history. Start by asking family members to upload the images in their possession. Later, include the stories as recalled by more senior family members as well as any information that has been acquired through research.
Give family members access to the site so they can learn about the family history while adding their own photos, stories and comments. The advantage to this is that new information can be added as it is discovered.
~ Family History Video ~
Another way to preserve your old family photos is to record family members sharing their memories of the people and events picture. Not only will you capture priceless family history but, so too, personalities, emotion and nuance, will bring the photos to life in a way the written word often struggles to do.
A Family History Video, like a Video Scrapbook, can also be easily copied and shared.
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Your old family photos are fragile and cannot be replaced if they are lost or damaged. Preserving them today will ensure your family history will be around for generations to come.
~ Legacy Videos ~
Give your family the gift of a lifetime by capturing your life story, family history and life lessons in a Legacy Video!
Here at Family Tree Video we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed interview together with family photos and other memorabilia. Skillfully edited, the result is a beautiful “moving portrait” capturing you sharing your life story and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.
To learn more about capturing your life story in a Legacy Video, visit us at FamilyTreeVideo.com.
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