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Grandparents’ Photo Memories Must Be Saved, Says ScanMyPhotos.com

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Celebrating Grandparents’ Day is a year-round triumph to memorialize the extraordinary lives and history from those we love.

On Sunday, September 13th, we celebrate a wonderful holiday that honors the grandest of people in our families and lives. National Grandparents Day is one of our favorite holidays here at ScanMyPhotos, but sometimes the day will sneak right past everyone without much notice or fanfare.

Prepaid Photo Scanning BoxIf you forgot to do something special for your Noni or PapPap, it’s not too late! You can give them the gift of preservation by sending a ScanMyPhotos e-gift certificate their way.

It’ll be a great way to honor their legacy and memory for generations to come. Or order prepaid fill-the-box photo scanning for them to rediscover, collect, and have all those nostalgic memories digitally preserved.

4 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Grandparents Day

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When “AARP The Magazine,” wrote about photo scanning and its several profiles on ScanMyPhotos, and listed us as a top tech gift, it launched a crusade – advocating that readers should start thinking about genealogy, preservation of memories and sharing photos for today’s all-digital world.

But, the challenge was how to embrace technology to affordably archive and preserve shoeboxes of family photos. This story from one of our most beloved customers explains why this day is so emotional and a reason to celebrate

ScanMyPhoto’s Customer Helps Grandparents Connect with Grandkids via Technology

From Huffington Post: “35 Meaningful Questions To Ask Your Grandparents
Whether in a simple conversation or a legacy video, asking these questions can teach you a lot about your family history and your grandparents’ life.” By Brittany Wong.


Having solved the biggest problem in photography [working to digitize the world’s photos].

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ScanMyPhotos is now on a mission like no other. Grandparents Day is like our Christmas / Hanukkah. The beaming smiles engendered as families revisit and learn about their heritage is priceless.

On National Grandparents Day, let your families tell their individual stories through a lifetime of pictures and cherished photo memories. Afterward, continue on your family genealogy project with Ancestry.com

Click to learn more about ScanMyPhotos.com and how we’ve professionally digitized 600 million photos, especially for grandparents

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The Time To Digitize Photos is Before a Wildfire or Hurricane

How to repair and digitize photos damaged by hurricanes and wildfires. Why The Time To Digitize Photos is Before a Wildfire or Hurricane.

Never rush back into your home to grab pictures. Beyond the destruction of property from natural disasters, there are other elements to consider. Storm surges and smoke damage also risks ruining your lifetime of family nostalgia and pictures.


While everyone read about the destructive damage caused by natural disasters, we hear something else. After an even, the calls come in. How to repair damaged pictures from smoke and storm surge damage?

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We all know about protecting the “three-P’s,” People, Pets, and Pictures. Yet those decades of irreplaceable photos, 35mm slides, and film negatives are at risk, along with your reels of home 8mm movie film.

Sadly, this story profiled by The Weather Channel happens after every storm.

8 Ways to Fix Water Damaged Photos – Don’t Panic!

There is an answer, plan ahead. Visit informational websites like FIMA’s Ready.gov for tips:

Many kinds of emergencies can cause you to have to evacuate. In some cases, you may have a day or two to prepare while other situations might call for an immediate evacuation. Planning is vital to making sure that you can evacuate quickly and safely no matter what the circumstances. MORE.

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The unique characteristics of long-forgotten analog photography

Remember your decades of old-school photo snapshots? What are the unique characteristics of long-forgotten analog photography

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Pictures from smartphones are split-second and instantaneous impulses. You see something and press the button.

There is no cost and often no thought behind the composition or subject matter.

Back when film cameras were the only mechanism to capture images, there was cost and effort. There was a real price to buy C41 film processing and have it developed. This is why pre-digital photos are more nostalgic and often more thoughtful. Those memories had art and contemplation behind each picture. Every photo mattered.

Today, it is easy to trigger an impulsive shot that holds little meaning beyond the moment. Look at your camera roll to see what I mean. How many pictures matter and are worth preserving for generations?

Check out your library of old snapshots. Film photography was more similar to an archivist documentary — saving the special moments from your own history.

The often-overlooked challenge is have were those pictures saved. Many are hidden away in mildewy boxes and dust-gathering closets. Rarely visited to explore your past. As travel and new adventures are off-limits, this is an ideal time to reexplore your past. Have a plan. Digitize your pictures, narrate the stories behind everything, share and safeguard in the cloudy.

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How to Stay in Business for 30 Years, Revealed

Founded in 1990, this is our story to share how to stay in business for 30 years and prepare for your next chapters.

This report shares how ScanMyPhotos.com persevered to reach these milestones over the past thirty years in business.

Home to digitizing the nation's photo memoriesDo you know how professional poker players never reveal their cards? It is the same strategy in business. Yet, during our nation’s public health crisis and economic collapse, explaining the ingredients for our success is shared to help many during these difficult times.

I hope these ingredients for how we sustained our good fortune over the past three decades is inspirational.

A Quick Read of Key Tips to Sustain Your Business:

The overriding path towards achieving this milestone is that our employees are like athletes — always sprinting and striving. They also work WITH us, not for us. Everyone is respected and celebrated. Our diversity of people and ideas matters most.

Business is all about taking risks to get stuff done. It requires discipline, intellectual rigor, and trusting your staff.

When you build a great company, the media also notices, and that is how all these reviews and news profiles occurred.

We manage a swarm team to identify at least one new photo innovation to introduce every week. Practicing the reserve strategy of “fire, ready, helps to quickly launch and ask questions later.

Being the first to market with precision matters most. That is how we pioneered the entire bulk photo scanning category. This includes one-cent photo scanning, and “InstaMedia,” so pictures are immediately uploaded to customers as orders are digitized.

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EVERY employee is celebrated and encouraged to make contributions, no matter how crazy the suggestion maybe.

We encourage brainstorming and community sharing, where no idea is discounted without analysis.

Practice steadfast determination and diligence to overcome challenges. During the public health pandemic, we identified a surge in orders for families rushing to preserve pictures for online memorial services. This led to a massive shift from the traditional reason people wanted photo snapshots scanned; previously, reunions, anniversaries, and family celebrations — to safeguard memories – were the primary reasons. Today, 40% of all orders are for families preparing pictures for those lost to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Once safe, why we must get back on airplanes for ‘economic patriotism’

Rather than ‘touching glass’ all day to read about the devastation and financial toll from the coronavirus. Once it is safe to travel, it is essential to get back on airplanes, cruise ships. To help the reeling nation recover by supporting the vulnerable travel industry and all its employees.

I just read that  American Airlines is cutting 19,000 jobs when federal aid expires in October. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has triggered an unimaginable drop in air travel.

Support the airlines and travel again, once we get the "all-clear"Lessons from a prior national calamity. As a native New Yorker, like every American, I wanted to do something to support the City rebuild after 9/11.

Along with my business partner, Carl Berman, we spent two months organizing a national campaign to get people to New York City for November 11, 2001, two months after the attacks. Our group was founded in Irvine, CA, and called: “EPICC: Economic Patriotism Irvine and Coast to Coast.”

There were risks for the unknown. Could there be another attack? When outside the New York Stock Exchange, there actually was a near threat from another attack.

Support the airlines and travelAs the nation and world are under a medical attack from the coronavirus, we are again faced with a challenge.

From airlines to cruise ships, we are all impacted. After all public concerts, conventions, and large gatherings were canceled the economy was hit hard. An example is January’s giant tech tradeshow, CES, which will be virtual this year. Think of the economic damage to exhibitors, the city of Las Vegas, and airlines?.

As an act of economic patriotism, we will be scheduling flights to cities most affected, to support them and spend money, once there is an all-clear to support communities. If you have the resources, please consider how you can also help.

Follow along for updates.

Mitch Goldstone, CEO, ScanMyPhotos.com

We have a large archive of photographs and news profiles from the November 11, 2001 [Veteran’s Day] campaign to support New York’s recovery. The below are a sampling from the ScanMyPhotos.com library and all images copyright protected.

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At the ScanMyPhotos.com checkout, use the “Anniversary30” promo code. If it works for your order, you will see an immediate discount.

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4 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Grandparents Day

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Give Your Grandparents the Gift of Photo Scanning on Grandparents Day.

Grandparents Day is just around the corner, falling on Sunday, September 13th 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.

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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.

From Huffington Post: “35 Meaningful Questions To Ask Your Grandparents
Whether in a simple conversation or a legacy video, asking these questions can teach you a lot about your family history and your grandparents’ life.” By Brittany Wong.

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