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5 Photo Challenges You’ll Want to Participate in on Social Media

photo challengesSocial media has changed the way in which we share and take pictures. Facebook personally ushered in the rise of the selfie while Instagram made food photography an everyday occurrence. These days, we’re so used to seeing our friends and loved ones share pictures and posts that it’s fun to step outside our comfort zones and participate in some photo challenges.


The following list includes five fun photo challenges you’ll want to try out. Some have been around forever and a few are currently trending. Check it out.

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Want to Remember a Moment Forever? Science Says Do This

momentWhat’s your very first memory? Was it a birthday party? An image of a smiling loved one playing with your toys? Or maybe it was a funny moment where the particulars are hazy but you do remember laughing so much it hurt.


Chances are that most of our earliest memories are based on a photo. The pictures serve as a sort of trigger that, upon seeing them, a flood of memories and emotions from that moment are released. With one look at a picture, we can relive the joy, love, and contentment we experienced all those years ago.

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8 Holidays and Special Occasions Where Photos Make the Perfect Gift

photosAdmittedly, we might be biased, but we think photos make the perfect gift no matter what the occasion happens to be. With that said, some holidays and events are just more suited for giving photo gifts than others.


If you’re looking to pull out the big guns and give your loved one a sentimental and thoughtful gift, consider giving them a touching photo gift. This could be anything from creating a musical slideshow of all their happy memories or a photo blanket featuring the smiling faces of their closest friends. Just be sure to send us any print photos to scan and digitize so you have a variety of options to choose from when creating your photo gift.


So, which holiday or special occasion do you plan on giving the best gift for? Take your pick from the list below!


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The ScanMyPhotos Insane One Cent Photo Scanning Deal, Here’s Why

photo scanning dealONE CENT PHOTO SCANNING

What can you buy for one cent? Over a hundred years ago, a penny could buy you a train ticket, a copy of The New York Tribune, or a pledge to support the women’s suffrage movement. These days, however, you’d be hard-pressed to find any item that costs just one cent—until now.

In honor of ScanMyPhotos’ 28th anniversary in business, we’ve decided to celebrate by harkening back to the good ol’ days—the days that are often captured in the vintage print photos our customers send to us to scan. For a limited time, you can take advantage of our One Cent Photo Scanning Sale and celebrate our 28-year milestone with us.

Yup, for just a penny each, you can, scan, digitize, and preserve your precious print photos.

We’re offering this insane deal as a thank-you to those individuals responsible for our nearly three decades of success in business: our cherished customers (and employees).

How to scan your photos for one cent each

From now until October 15, 2017, you can enjoy a 1¢ rate for each photo you send using our Pay-Per-Scan Photo Scan Service.* CLICK TO ORDER


Each customer can send a limit of 20,000 standard (3×5″ – 8×10″) photos to scan at this rate, but you must include a printout of our promotional flyer in with your order (promotional flyer below). The fine print* stuff is posted below, and a $20 minimum charge is required, but that applies towards all of the popular add-on features and towards the return S/H charge


Promotional flyer

You must print out this below flyer (or the entire blog post) and include it with your order to receive the discounted photo scanning rate!

photo scanning

How to pack your photos for scanning and shipping to ScanMyPhotos

Watch this video:

Or you can check out these step-by-step instructions.

For more information about the photo scanning process with ScanMyPhotos check out these articles and videos:

And of course, a BIG thanks goes out to all of our customers (and wonderful staff) both past and future! Without you, we wouldn’t have such a momentous occasion to celebrate!



  • This offer is not eligible for our Prepaid Fll-The-Box Service, or any other service, other than “pay per photo scanning,” just for this.
  • Return S/H not included
  • $20 minimum charge per order
  • If no printout is included with your photos, no refund afterwards, or discount applies. Photos must be prepared as described in the above preparation guidelines
  • Terms and restrictions may change, and applicable sales tax may apply.
  • Other vouchers, discounts, promo codes, or prior order reimbursements can be applied to this special promo.

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Why We All Need to Observe Fire Prevention Week

fire prevention2017 has seen more than its fair share of natural disasters—floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and several unprecedented wildfires.  While all of these occurrences could spell disaster for your home and precious memories, we wanted to take this time to get a jump on Fire Prevention Week, which occurs the second week of October.


Fire prevention is essential when it comes to keeping your home, valuables, and family safe. And even if you live in an area not affected by wildfires, you’ll still want to prepare. But before we dive into the prevention tips, let’s take a look at the facts first.

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