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It Took My Mom 400 Hours To Save Our Family Memories…But It Could Have Taken 15 Minutes!

September 13, 2023

Nobody has ever accused my mom of being lazy!

She’s a former Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force. At 53, she runs a small farm with just my step-dad for help, teaches nursing classes in several states, trains for marathons, and still works 3 days of the week at a family practice clinic…

And she calls that “retirement”!

About 4 years ago, she started another little “side-project” – she started converting all of our home videos and photos to DVD and digital scans.

With her “spare time” (which is a word I don’t think she really understands), she found a way to hook our old VCR up to the computer…attached it to the TV…then attached that to a DVD encoder…and then proceeded to manually watch all of the videos we had, just so they would properly record.

She started the project as a present for my sister’s graduation in 2016.

She’s still not done!

She has hundreds upon hundreds of photos left, which she manually picks out, takes to Target, and scans into a little USB thumb drive.

Then she takes the photos, uploads them to a file in her computer, and then backs up that file to an external hard drive. Guys, let me be clear here – my mom HAS no spare time.

So maybe those pictures will get saved, maybe they won’t.

Maybe those videos will get digitized, maybe they won’t.

After spending about 250 hours on this project so far, she’s not even close to being done.

It’ll probably take 400 hours, after you factor in the travel, the scanning, the file transferring, and the storage. And she still can’t access the photos unless she has her computer, or her external hard drive.

But the funniest (and saddest) part?

It could have been done in 15 minutes – 4 years ago!

See, I recently stumbled across a company called iMemories. I never would’ve found them on my own…a friend had to tell me about them.

But when I heard what they do, I immediately thought of my mom.

I remember coming home to see my mom crying…

At first, I thought something was wrong. But then I saw what she was holding. It was an old photo of her mom and I, when I was less than a year old. My grandma passed away when I was 6 years old, so it’s been awhile.  But seeing that old memory brought everything back.

Together we had a good cry. A happy memory.

And that’s why my mom was working so hard to save these memories.

All those once-in-a-lifetime moments are worth keeping. They’re worth saving. My kids will get to laugh and see me being held by their great grandma, and our family’s history will live on.

iMemories is the world’s most trusted Home Movie and Photo Digitization Company. So far, they’ve helped over 1,000,000 families digitize their treasured memories and have uploaded 15 MILLION photos and videos


Sorry, I had to put that in bold caps because it’s so important. These memories are priceless. To trust them to any random company would be silly.

That’s why giant companies like Walgreens, Best Buy, Kodak, The UPS Store, and many other “home video and photo saver” companies use iMemories directly. There isn’t another company on earth who I’d trust more with my family memories. 

But here is the important part:

Remember how much time and effort it took my mom to save just a portion of our family’s videos and photos? iMemories will do it FOR you…and usually in less than 2 weeks.

They’ll ship you a crush-proof, water-proof, shock-resistant box, and you just put your old cassettes, videos, photos, and everything else into the box…

WITHOUT the need to sort, label, or organize anything!

Then you ship it back. iMemories will convert everything to a modern digital format. You can download the digital files and view/share them from the iMemories App. You can even order your videos and photos on DVD, Blu-ray, or a USB thumb drive. Then they ship you back your original stuff!

That’s it. It’s that simple.

And once they’re done, you of course get all your originals back.

Sorry, had to emphasize that as well, because it’s kind of important too.

Just ask for the box, it’s called a SafeShip Kit. It takes maybe 15 minutes to put everything in the box and then ship it off.

They actually provide you a prepaid shipping label, so shipping is free.

And this is certainly worth repeating, with over 1,000,000 customers they’ve never lost or damaged a package. Not once. Not ever.

So your memories will get there safe, and be uploaded to your own private, completely secure “cloud” within days. The “cloud” part is really cool. You’re able to access the files from anywhere! You never have to worry about your computer crashing, misplacing any of your memories, or protecting videos and photos in the event of a disaster, like a house fire or flood.

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Honestly, I really can’t think of a reason NOT to try iMemories.

They can convert almost ANY kind of old video or picture format, like:

  • Photo Prints
  • Slides
  • Negatives
  • VHS
  • VHS-C
  • 8mm/Hi8
  • MiniDV
  • Negatives
  • 8mm
  • 16mm
  • Super
  • Betamax

…and every other type of memory you can think of!

It’s super affordable and the work is incredibly high quality. It’s only $12.99 per videotape or 50 ft. movie film to get it digitized. PLUS, you can download your digitized videos and photos for FREE, or you can also order customized DVDs for only $9.99 each.

Even better, they’re running a special deal right now…they’re offering 50% off the shipping box AND a big discount on the digitization prices above.

You can check out iMemories here.

UPDATE: Special Offer!

As of June 15th 2020, iMemories is still offering 50% OFF their special shipping box!

I don’t know how long this deal will last, so you’d better get yours today!

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