Old print photos usually end up in an unorganized pile inside a box or plastic bin. While this storing method is not recommended, it can certainly be easier to prep these photos for a scanning project than pulling apart framed pictures and praying the original copy doesn’t stick to the glass.
ScanMyPhotos customer, Christine Cowart, found herself faced with such a challenge and ended up removing over 2,000 pictures from their frames—and several from photo albums—to get them scanned and digitized for her niece.
“My older sister, Nora, passed away suddenly last year. She was 70 at the time and had lost her husband in an auto accident years before. They left behind their only child, my niece who’s now 48. After her mother passed, my neice decided to move back to her childhood home, but the walls were covered with framed photos. A good portion of the photos were poorly framed pictures that were taped to the glass, but the memories were important to preserve.”
So Christine offered to help her grieving niece by collecting all those framed pictures, removing them from each frame, organizing and identifying every photo, and then sending them to ScanMyPhotos to digitize.
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. If you’ve been searching for the perfect gift, you can find inspiration from AARP The Magazine’s Gift Guide. ScanMyPhotos.com is on this list (read by 37 million subscribers) and among the latest tech gadgets to “convert old photos to digital files.” Now, ScanMyPhotos Egift certificates are also easily ordered online to give to all the mom’s in your life. It’s an easy way to help mom preserve precious memories and a lifetime of love.
Flowers have always been a great accompaniment to Mother’s Day gifts.
Mother’s Day Flower Sale, Carrick neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA along Brownsville Rd. ca 1993
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Editor’s note: This customer story features our resident blogger Monika Jansen.
If a civil uprising forced you to flee your home, family, and country, what would be the most important, most precious item you’d feel compelled to take with you? This was the question Monika’s father, uncle, and grandmother had to ask themselves in 1956. Her grandmother’s answer to this question ensured that an amazing set of photos made their way into Monika’s hands—photos she knew she had to preserve.
“My dad, uncle, and grandmother escaped Hungary during the student uprising against communism in 1956. My uncle was attending university at the time and his friends began disappearing. One day he came home and told the family they needed to leave. They fled to Yugoslavia and, from there,eventually made their way to the U.S. It was heartbreaking for them to leave as they knew what the consequences would be—they would never see my great grandmother or other family members again. One of the few things my grandmother took with her was this box of photos.”
Some people were born to take photos. As soon as they feel the magic of capturing a single special moment, they’re hooked forever. This is how it was for ScanMyPhotos customer Jeri Yamamoto the first time she picked up a camera.
“I’m one of those people—I’d always be the one to take all the photos, develop them right away and organize them in photo albums. I’m 44 now and have amassed over a 12 thick photo albums—we have so many that we needed to put them in the storage unit while we remodeled our home.
With so many photos, and no place to put them, Jeri decided it was time to take action.
“I’ve always wanted to scan all my photos to keep them safe, and I had heard before of scanning services, but I’m all the way in Hawaii and didn’t want to ship them to just anyone on the mainland.”
With her new project in mind, Jeri set to work researching the best way to scan all of her photos. The moment she started, ScanMyPhotos was the first company to show up in her Google search results, but she continued to search. While she scoured the web gathering information, Jeri continued to circle back to ScanMyPhotos.