Remember last time, I was taking old photos off a cardboard sheet that I had framed for my parents for their 40th anniversary (in 1981!)?
Well, I finally got it all together to send it off to Forever to be converted to digital, along with a Heritage album I made years ago. So excited!
First, I took the pages out of the Heritage album that I wanted scanned. Once these images are added to my Forever account, I will copy them into my brother’s Forever account, since he is the historian/genealogist in the family. I just do the pictures! Then I separated the photos into two piles (and then zipper-topped bags) – those that were smaller than 2×3 (these have to be scanned differently) and those that were larger than 2×3.
Then I filled out the form, so Forever knows what I am sending them and they can make sure it all is there when they open the box.
Wrapped it all up in the plastic bag they provided and taped it well, so that all the contents are protected.
Then I put it all in the box I had previously purchased for the digital conversion. They even make the cardboard box pretty with the blue paper to protect the contents even more!
The cost of the box includes three-way shipping (box to me, box full of photos to Forever, box of photos back to me after digitizing) and insurance. A (fairly large) portion of the cost of the box goes toward the cost of the digitizing. If you go over (I did last time, BIG TIME, but this time I kept better track and I’m right on target), they just call and tell you the overage and you OK it or not.
Here’s my box, all taped up and ready to go to Fed Ex to be sent off to Forever. Can’t wait to get it back!
Do you have photos, slides, negatives, 8mm videos, VHS or Beta tapes, reel-to-reel movies, etc. that are languishing under a bed or in a closet? Bring them back to life by having Forever digitize them. Check out my website for more information, www.forever.com/ambassador/PhyllisO. Just click on the link for Products, then Media Conversion.
Until next time,