4 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Grandparents Day

Grandparents with their grandchildrenGrandparents Day is just around the corner, falling on Sunday, September 7 this year. To celebrate we pulled together some fun facts that you might not know about the holiday. We’re also topping them all off with one general fact about grandparents that may help you give them the best gift ever.

 

When it comes to Grandparents Day, did you know…

 

  1. There’s an official song. The U.S. has an official Grandparents Day song called A Song for Grandma and Grandpa, by Johnny Prill. We wouldn’t expect anything less for the two people who always make sure the grandkids have plenty of hugs, candy, and fun.
  2. There’s also an official flower. Forget-Me-Nots are the officially recognized flower for Grandparents Day. While the flowers’ namesake is a nice sentiment, there’s one small issue—Forget-Me-Nots typically bloom in the spring, but the holiday happens in the fall. Not to worry though, Grams and Gramps will be more than happy to receive any type of flower that’s in season. It is, after all, the thought that counts.
  3. This U.S. holiday is almost 40 years old. President Carter designated the first Grandparents Day on September 10, 1978. His goal was to encourage all citizens to plan activities that will recognize the many contributions grandparents have made to our lives. Pretty sweet, huh?
  4. The holiday always lands on the Sunday after Labor Day. This nifty little fact makes the holiday a bit easier to remember. Combine this factoid with the official flower, and it should now be a breeze to remember when Grandparents Day happens each year.

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Christmas in August, Early ScanMyPhotos Holiday eGift Idea

 


Santa is heading back to the North Pole, and you know what that means: Christmas is coming! Stock up on ScanMyPhotos.com e-gift certificates before the holiday rush begins.

You already know how wonderful it is to be able to preserve and share your photos. Take advantage of the convenience and ease of buying and sending e-gift certificates while sticking within your budget.

When you’re ready to send your gifts, the recipients will receive an email with a personal message from you, along with the gift code that they can redeem at any time.

E-gift certificates are available in 4 amounts:

  • $50: Around 312 photos, 128 negative frames, or 67 slides scanned*
  • $100: Around 625 photos, 256 negative frames, or 135 slides scanned
  • $200: Around 1,250 photos, 512 negative frames, or 307 slides scanned
  • $250: Around 1,562 photos, 641 negative frames, or 384 slides scanned


Happy shopping!

Your friends at ScanMyPhotos.com

*All pricing is calculated using 300 dpi


ScanMyPhotos Talks About Clutter

 


Got Clutter? Get organized! Listen in as ScanMyPhoto CEO Mitch Goldstone talks with Life Strategist, Janet M. Taylor about organizing and properly storing family photos.

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NYT Travel Article in Review: What’s Your Photo Storage Personality?

Photos on a clothesline

While we don’t recommend storing your photos this way, it is pretty to look at!

Ever wonder which photo storage sites would best suit your needs? In a recent article, Photo Storage by Personality, New York Times (NYT) Travel columnist Stephanie Rosenbloom recommends photo storage services based on key personality traits.

 

While this article offers great recommendations for storing digital travel photos, we started to wonder—when it comes to storing printed photos, which personality type would ScanMyPhoto users fall under?

 

  1. The Social Butterfly: Do you find yourself wanting to upload old road-trip pics so you can easily share them on Facebook or Twitter for a #tbt or #fbf post? If so, Rosenbloom suggests checking out Photobucket for an online service that makes it easy to share your photos to the social media platform of your choice.
  2. The Perfectionist: If your life motto is “there’s a place for everything and everything in its place,” then Flickr may be the photo storage service for you. For personalities who enjoy uploading prints to a virtual online library where they can organize, edit, and access photos, Flickr is a free service any Perfectionist should sign up for.
  3. The Essentialist: I think we can agree that most of us here at ScanMyPhoto are Essentialists who are simply looking for a secure online place to store our vintage vacay shots. We passed along a few suggestions on general cloud storage options a few months ago, but Rosenbloom offers a few more suggestions—like Box or Picturelife—for Essentialists to take advantage of.

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HuffPost Mentions ScanMyPhotos.com Forbes Review

One of our best resources is regularly reading the Huffington Post, especially its “News and Trends for Small Business Column. This issue of the HuffPost Digital Marketing Mailbag, written by contributor Sajeel Qureshi (Vice President of Operations at Computan, a digital-marketing and software company)answered our question and challenge.

 

Excerpt. Welcome to another edition of the Digital Marketing Mailbag! Thank you to everyone that asked a question and some will be used in future columns as well. Feel free to submit questions for future mailings! “Forbes reviewed our product. How do we draw attention from new customers to it?”   Mitch Goldstone — ScanMyPhotos.com: Impressive reviews Mitch! Reviews are good indirect sources of new business. These reviews bolster credibility for you if someone is looking to have photos scanned. Publish them on your Facebook page and boost the post for extra recognition. Twitter ads also allow you to pay for engagement when someone retweets you.

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7 Reasons One ScanMyPhotos Customer Loves Us

Katie Colon family fishing

Katie Colon’s family fishing during one of their many camping trips

How many family photos do you have scattered among photo albums, shoe boxes, storage boxes, and random envelopes? If you’re anything like most of our customers, that answer is, “A lot!”

 

Let me ask you one more question: Do you want to do a better job organizing and sharing those photos? Well, ScanMyPhotos customer Katie Colon was in the same boat as you until she used our photo scanning service to preserve 1,000 family photos.

 

During a recent phone conversation from her home in St. Paul, MN, Katie shared the 7 reasons she loved working with ScanMyPhotos:

 

1. The price!

 

2. The convenience

 

I had been scanning photos, and it was super time consuming. It was wonderful to suddenly have a thousand pictures scanned that I didn’t have to do myself.

 

3. The reviews were spot-on

 

I did research reviews of different photo scanning places because I wanted to make sure ScanMyPhotos would be a good option – and I was really impressed by the reviews I saw.

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