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1990 < 2020. Join in the celebration. For our 30 years in business anniversary event, we created this new 30% discount with you in mind. PROMO CODE: “Anniversary30”.

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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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Stuck at Home? More ‘Bust the Boredom’ Projects

Welcome to ScanMyPhotos. We share news, tips, commentary and loads of other very topical information here and on Twitter. Each day we post more than 50 times. Click to see why so many are following and engaging with us on TwitterScanMyPhotos is open with uninterrupted service for all online ordering only

19 Stuck At Home activities designed to bust the boredom. Millions of people are now at home and looking for activities beyond hours of watching Netflix, television and streaming programs.

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If you are stuck at home, what are other tasks and projects to keep busy?

art1 200x300 - Stuck at Home? More 'Bust the Boredom' Projects We are compiling and adding to this list of projects and activities if you are #WFH (working from home), #SFH (studying from home), or just stuck at home to remedy cabin fever.  Join in as we are seeking your input for other ideas.

For everyone at home, rather than just watching Netflix, spend time with your family. Uncover all your decades of nostalgic snapshots and view your own pictures after digitizes all. To help, we added one-cent photo scanning (10,000 pictures digitized this fast) for as low as $100, same-day scanning, and instant uploading add-ons to quickly view your memories as soon as it is scanned.


We are also working to lessen the burden on the U.S. Postal Service and other delivery carriers. We highly recommend you select instant uploading so your pictures are returned online once digitized. We will mail your photos back afterward, once it is safe to do so.

art2 233x300 - Stuck at Home? More 'Bust the Boredom' ProjectsFor families stuck at home, this photo archivist project should also be shared with distant relatives and friends to laugh, get emotional — celebrate your history as a distraction from the news. At, 78% of all online photo scanning orders are now due to families stuck at home yearning to complete long procrastinated projects.


19 fun projects to pass the time if you are stuck at home due to the Coronavirus

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  • Get artsy and paint a family portrait.
  • Call your parents and relatives to catch up and check-in.
  • Reach out to seniors and grandparents, Do not forget about them! Here is a fun, easy to do activity as we are stuck at home. Gather your photographs, have them scanned, get on “Zoom” to narrate the stories of your life with your family. Host daily “cyber” dinner parties with your entire family (and friends far away). Watch this video to install Zoom and everyone invited. This virtual party s simple to produce. Remember the Edward R. Murrow “See It Now” documentary series broadcast by CBS from 1951 to 1958? With Zoom web conferencing, your family can each host a “See it Now” evening activity. Use your camera and Zoom app to go on an adventure. Show off the nostalgia in your home and explain each moment and memory. What background are you using for Zoom #StayAtHome meetings? Try this. Display the thousands of photos we digitized for you as a slideshow in the background on your TV. Show off all your nostalgia during today’s family #Zoom get-together.
  • Go low-tech. Break out board games and host a tournament.
  • Take a virtual online tour of local and international museums.
  • Gather all your decades-past photo albums and shoeboxes of family snapshots to digitize and share. Have everyone narrate and write a blurb about the stories behind those memorable pictures.
  • Have everyone surf and share their favorite TikTok short-form mobile videos and YouTubes.

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  • Unpack the fine china and create an in-home dinner party. Get the whole family involved. Design menus and all the trapping from a fine- dining experience to prepare unusual appetizers, ethnic entrée meals, and bake a cake for dessert.
  • For the young ones, open up the Arts & Crafts draw. Grab crayons, glitter, scissors, and paint with them.
  • Destress with an in-home workout. Check out do-it-yourself home exercise routines on YouTube
  • Have a fancy picnic in your living room by supporting local restaurants and use their online take-out ordering service.
  • Order online books and find a new podcast series to pass the time. And because you may have a bookshelf, what were you storing those for anyway? Crack open an old book to read.
  • Go online. Take a hard pass from Amazon to buy local and support your neighbors. TIP BIG!
  • Revisit old handwritten letters and yearbooks.
  • Clean out your freezer and refrigerator from all those way-post-expiration items (what were those anyway?
  • Engage in long procrastinated home organizing and uncluttering projects. Start slow with one cabinet or room at a time.
  • Host a family indoor “camp out” with board games, and s’mores. Have everyone select a spooky story from surfing online.
  • Clean out your garage and closets and donate to local charities
  • Organize and discard all that old technology and those long-obsolete cords from your appliance cabinet.

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What to do rather than traveling? Digitize pictures

Rather than flying here are project to complete The popular travel news site, Your Mileage May Vary wrote on five things to do instead of making travel plans.


Digitize Those Old Pictures

I’m sure you have a box of old pictures (or slides) around the house. I have boxes with over 100 slide cubes and envelopes of pictures in my garage. I know that I’ll never have the time to convert them to digital myself, so I pay a company to do it for me.



Not flying, scan your travel photosFor my photo and slide scanning needs, I use


If you want to get their best prices, be sure to sign up for their email list. Once or twice a year, they offer slide conversions at 40 to 50% off, and that’s when I buy two or three boxes. They also offer specials on photo scanning, so be on the lookout.

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‘USPS is a service and is essential’: Yahoo Finance, ScanMyPhotos Interview

Delays at the USPS are affecting millions of businesses and every consumer.

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Every e-commerce business, millions of companies have one thing in common, logistics. How to get your goods to market? USPS is our lifeline and that’s why we are speaking up.

Follow along as we post updates to this story. We joined Yahoo Finance’s Kristin Myers to discuss our open letter to President Trump as the USPS struggles to stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic. WATCH THE INTERVIEW.

‘We see it here every day’: How a slowdown in the Postal Service is impacting small businesses,” reported by Ben Werschkul, DC Producer, Yahoo Finance.

How Postal Service cutbacks have left small businesses hurting,” reported by Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times.

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Excerpt: ScanMyPhotos began in 1990 and quickly developed a close relationship with its local post office in Irvine, Calif. “They are the reason we have this company,” co-founder Mitch Goldstone said an interview with Yahoo Finance. The company, which digitizes physical photos, says it has digitized and sent 600 million pictures back to customers. But in recent weeks, Goldstone has seen an array of problems as new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has begun to implement operational changes that are slowing deliveries. “We see it here every day and we get it in the customer service phone calls,” Goldstone said.


OPEN LETTER: Mr. Trump, Intentional Delays to USPS Deliveries May Force Millions of Businesses to Close

“Gratitude: Actor and social activist Danny Glover recorded a public service announcement expressing gratitude to Postal Workers.”

Thank you to Senator Elizabeth Waren for sharing and tweeting our Yahoo Finance article.

The ScanMyPhotos Story: 

Mike Hardeman, better known by most of you as “Rocky Mountain Mike,” is the hilarious song parody guy from the Stephanie Miller Show.

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Professional 8mm Home Movie Film Conversion to Digital

NEW fill-in-the box bulk professional digitizing of 8mm movie film reels from

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CLICK TO ORDER: Prepaid 8mm Home Movie Film Reels Box to Convert to MP4 Files on DVD’s or Flash Drive (added fee) — Price: $599.95

Holds up to 55 3” 8mm film reels or 10 7” 8mm film reels. Or mix to fill the box

8mm1 - Professional 8mm Home Movie Film Conversion to DigitalSave your old 8mm home movies before it fades away from the ravages of time by converting your 8mm and Super8 film reels to MP4 files for the next generation to enjoy.

Our customized professional movie film scanners have no sprockets or pinch rollers. This minimizes any risk of damage to your priceless movies. Your film is only gently touched on the edges with no image area contact. We do not use pressure plates, which often capture floating hair and other particles on the screen. Not using pressure plates also results in a cleaner digitized product.

Each prepaid box for digital transferring holds 8mm reel sizes between 3” up to 7” reels. You can fit approximately 55 3” reels or 10 7” reels in the new 8mm Transfer Box. Or you can mix and match reel sizes as well! The amount of feet totals to approximately 3000 feet when full. Click for packing instructions.

NOT VALID for 16mm film or any other services.


8mm2 225x300 - Professional 8mm Home Movie Film Conversion to Digital Due to swift technological changes, your returned prepaid box order for scanning must be received back to within 6 months from the date the order was placed. Otherwise, the box expires and no consideration, obligation or monetary reimbursement of any kind will be provided.

Featured Add-on Services to Enhance Your Order Per Prepaid Box.

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  •  1TB External Hard Drive ($125)
  • Free shipping of the prepaid box to you and back to us, add $19.95 when return film is selected to accompany your returned digital media. U.S. domestic orders only.

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Why Family Historians Say Thanksgiving 2020 Is Canceled and 7 Ways to Virtually Celebrate

100 family historians say Thanksgiving 2020 is canceled and share how to virtually celebrate.

7 Ways to Surround Yourself with Cherished Moments to Celebrate Thanksgiving From Afar.

Family historians across the country, preparing for the inevitable cancellation of Thanksgiving this year, shares seven ways to surround yourself with cherished activities to celebrate from afar to keep families together virtually.

The poll of 100 family historians paints a grim picture this Fall, as Americans will radically change their behavior in light of the pandemic. While some will bend the rules, most families are predicted to stay at home, creating “virtual Thanksgiving” gatherings — but how?

“It’s likely that families and friends will prepare special activities for online participation, including online viewing parties, gaming, and eating together while apart. If there’s a silver lining, it’s those distant relatives will have equal footing with more local ones,” said Mitch Goldstone, CEO at

Learn what even those who aren’t tech-savvy can do to prepare for this upcoming season of togetherness, even when it will be spent apart. is connected with families across the nation as their digital photo archivist service. The regular engagements with people who had their decades-past pictures scanned are the best group to ask what plans they have for the holidays.

The regular engagements with people who had their decades-past pictures scanned are the best group to ask what plans they have for the holidays.

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As Americans swelter in the summer heat with masks on, thoughts of Fall aren’t far away. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving as we know it has been cancelled — but that may be a good thing. ScanMyPhotos polled 100 family historians for their perspective and found that Americans are most likely to resort to virtual Thanksgiving gatherings. This could actually benefit more distant relatives, as they would be able to connect just like everyone else.


This human connection is difficult to blend. For example, it’s common for friends and family to connect during the Thanksgiving holiday, but there’s usually the awkward moment where someone uses Skype, FaceTime, Google Meet, or Zoom to connect while the rest of the family attempts to crowd around a phone.


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This year, since more people will be stuck at home, the playing field is even. Everyone will be awkward. But it will allow relatives who might not usually be able to attend in person to attend the party. It could also provide welcome relief to elderly relatives in nursing homes.

If there’s another silver lining it’s that the entertainment possibilities will be posted online in real-time. Saturday Night Live made the best of a quarantined season, as has the film industry with movies like Mulan going straight to online distribution in lieu of theatrical runs. It’s possible an army of YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram stars will be born in the isolation of this year’s Thanksgiving. Although the existing stars will no doubt capitalize on the moment as well, especially in lieu of this year’s live tour plans.

Because traditional Thanksgiving parties are canceled, there are ways to gather online for holiday reunions virtually. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time filled with family and joy. Often it is the only time during the year when the entire family gathers together.

7 Ways to Surround Yourself with Cherished Moments to Celebrate Thanksgiving From Afar

1) Visit Virtually, Online: Send invitations to your friends and the entire family to gather at a specific time during Thanksgiving for a virtual video call celebration while everyone is safe at home. “Zoom” live-action during your turkey dinner. Share stories. Watch and listen to the collective conversations to celebrate with your siblings, parents, distant relatives, and friends. Technology will unite and connect without ever leaving home. Make sure everyone understands how and when to log in.

2) Share Decades-Past Snapshots: Gather and digitize your old-school photos snapshots to reminisce and narrate the stories behind past Thanksgiving dinners and share the stories behind the memories when you cannot be together in person.

3) Select a Game For Everyone To Play: Jackbox is a gaming service that allows you to Facetime with your friends while playing virtual games.

4) Virtual Memory Wheel: Connects and gets everyone to engage. Become part of the story, while socially distancing. Have everyone select ten of their all-time most memorable pictures from past Thanksgivings and family gatherings. Share all the pictures online, and narrates the story behind the photos.

5) Smile, It is Family Photo Time: Take a family photo, complete with all virtual guests. Use a collage photo app to assemble each picture into a family keepsake and order photo gifts for everyone.

6) Guess Who Cards: Have everyone submit two anonymous memes or message cards describing something excellent and unusual that happened to them in 2020. Add a third card with an aspiration for something they had hoped to do in 2020 but were unable to do. And one more identifying the best book, favorite TV show, movie, song, or event they enjoyed during the past 12 months. Then have everyone guess who wrote each Guess Who?

7) Prepare Before. Send a gift and traditional dessert before Thanksgiving. Mail matching bouquets and a favorite family dessert to all your guests to enjoy together during your interactive Zoom party.

Major retailers already announced they would close on Thanksgiving. Many others are doing without the traditional day after “Black Friday” sales as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Parades are not the only canceled tradition. Large Thanksgiving dinners are out too.

For those seeking an opt-out to escape family drama, the excuse why you cannot visit in person during Thanksgiving has already been made. No explanation is needed. Multi-generational families, separated by distance and time apart, can instead all gather together online.

Because traditional Thanksgiving parties are canceled, there are ways to gather online for holiday reunions virtually. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time filled with family and joy. Often it is the only time during the year when the entire family gathers together.

Background: is a nationwide photo digitization service headquartered in Irvine, CA, and has preserved 600 million pictures.

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