10 Tips for Making Your #ThrowbackThursday A Viral Hit

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My mom with me, when I was about the same age as my son, is now.

 

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Mitch Goldstone as a boy in 1967 at Disneyland with his father, who died two years later. “Imagine if someone had tossed this?” he asks. Instead, a photo restoration made the old photo look new again. (Courtesy of www.scanmyphotos.com)

Recently, here at ScanMyPhotos.com, we polled a population of our customers to find out what their key motivators were for digitizing their analog snapshots. We expected to hear that people were looking to preserve family history, or salvage crumbling photo albums from Father Time.

We figured social media would play into their plans, but boy was we surprised when we found out that 45 percent of our new customers traced their motivation back to the viral hit #ThrowbackThursday!

 

If you are a social media fan, especially if you love Instagram where the #ThrowbackThursday (#tbt) phenomenon started back in 2011, then you are already familiar with the raucous laughter that this trend brings to the end of a work week.

After spending way too much office time surfing #tbt pictures, we realized that folks might like a little creative suggestion to help them make the most of their Thursday photo fun. So, here we have our top 10 considerations for getting the most out of your #ThrowbackThursday.

 

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#TBT Christmas Edition: 3 Creative Ways to Celebrate

Blank christmas photo framesAn opportunity like this only comes around once every seven years: Christmas will be falling on a Thursday this year!


For those who may not know, #TBT stands for “Throwback Thursday” where Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media sites, honor this trending hashtag by posting old/throwback photos.


Since Christmas is on a Tuesday this year, our big question is: how do you plan to celebrate the holiday and this catchy social media trend?


Consider trying one of these creative ideas to make this upcoming #TBT the most wonderful day of the year.



12 days of #TBT

 

Friday, December 14th will be the first of the twelve days of Christmas. Instead of getting your loved ones a partridge in a pear tree, start by posting an old Christmas photo with #TBT and #12DaysOfChristmas. You can even caption your scanned photos with: “Christmas is on throwback Thursday this year, but I’m starting early! I’ll post one old Christmas photo here every day until the 25th. Stay tuned!”

 

Then/now themed holiday cards

 

For a “Then/Now” themed Christmas card, combine a “back-in-day” holiday photo with a recent photo of you and your family. Underneath the photo on the card include #TBT and tell loved ones to watch their social media pages on the 25th. Then, on Christmas Day, fill your newsfeed with a mixture of old Christmas photos combined with the new 2018 ones.

 

Play a game of #TBT tag with relatives

 

Every Thursday from Thanksgiving until Christmas, you can play a game with your relatives on Facebook. Tell them since the 25th falls on #TBT this year, you’ll upload an old photo of a family member every Thursday until Christmas. The first family member to correctly tag or identify the person in the photo will get an extra present from you on the big day. This is a great way to get everyone in the family talking and connecting before the holiday.

 

The #TBT trend is a fun way to celebrate old memories and get everyone reminiscing on your social networks, but there’s an even better way to honor this upcoming Christmas #TBT with your friends and family. If you haven’t done so already, use the ScanMyPhotos bulk scanning option to get your old photos scanned and uploaded to DVD before the holiday. You can then show your loved ones all the good memories you’ve had throughout the years by looping the images on a computer or TV during the holiday.

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Millions Get Nostalgic With Photos Every Thursday During #TBT

How to Scan Photos For Posting on #TBT


A sizzling hot trend in social media happens every Thursday. From celebrity baby photos to average social networking fans sharing yesteryear family celebrations, millions of people are having fun and getting nostalgic by sharing their decades of rediscovered legacy photo snapshots during ‘Throwback Thursday’ [“#TBT”].


TTBT Ruleshe popular photo-scanning apps, like Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, and of course, Twitter are the ideal source for sharing these decades-past photos.  Just remember to tag each picture with the #TBT hashtag to get noticed.


Even businesses are adopting this online sensation by sharing long forgotten photo flashbacks when their companies were just starting out. Casinos in Las Vegas are a fun example to view legendary buildings of yesteryear and famous luminaries on immense vintage marquee signs which are no longer with us.



“Posting old pictures from your childhood to 1980’s-style fashions on leading social media platforms is easy, just include the “TBT” Hashtag. The challenging part is how to get thousands of analog pictures and 35mm slides digitized?  This is where ScanMyPhotos.com plays an integral role. Nearly 63% of all our photo digitization orders worldwide are linked to people participating in ‘Throwback Thursday,’” said Mitch Goldstone, president & CEO, ScanMyPhotos.com.


“The photo digitization service has scanned more than 300 million pictures and is a primary content provider for the hyper-popular #TBT trend.  Without ScanMyPhotos,” said Goldstone, “most shared pictures would be relegated to just recent digital photos from smartphones.”


“There is an urgency to digitize analog photos to preserve all those breathtaking pop culture and family memories. The number one new reason is ‘Throwback Thursday,’” according to Goldstone


How it Works to Get Photos Scanned


Prepaid Photo Scanning BoxOrder a prepaid ScanMyPhotos.com fill-the-box and fill it with upwards of 1,800 photos. Free 3-way S/H s included for $145.  Several popular add-on scanning services are available.


 

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100 Years of Photos Reveal an Incredible Family History and Journey

100 years of photos

Jessica’s great grandmother, Helen, standing in the corn field of her family’s farm in Wisconsin.

Sometimes when we think back to the lives of our great grandparents, we conjure up thoughts of stuffy, Victorianesque people who never seem to smile in a photo.

 

This was simply not the case with ScanMyPhotos customer Jessica Taylor and the story of her great grandparents, Lew and Helen. The legacy of this couple—who were married during the Great Depression era—can put the coolest of cats to shame. And it’s a legacy that Jessica made a priority to preserve.

 

“I got an email from ScanMyPhotos about a special sale, and I knew we had a bunch of old family photos stuffed in drawers that we needed to scan so grabbed it right away. The dates of the photos span from the 1890’s up until the 1990’s. Most were in pretty good condition, but some were starting to fade.”

 

The photos revealed an amazing cross-country journey and a touching love story.

 

“My great grandparents grew up in Wisconsin. When my great grandpa Lew joined the navy, he traveled to San Diego and decided he wanted to move there. At the time he and my great grandmother were only dating so he proposed and asked her to move out to San Diego with him. She said yes, and in 1937 they drove out to the West Coast on the back of his Harley Davidson motorcycle. The deal was she could go back to the farm in Wisconsin every other year to visit family. Now our whole family (aside from some cousins) are all in San Diego.”

 

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Today: Celebrate #FamilyHistory With 50% Off Photo Scanning

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