Christmas is approaching faster than I would like to admit. I’ve done a fair amount of shopping but I’m FAR from being finished. I don’t know where the month has gone!
I was thinking about my mom all last week as I lay in my sick bed for days (isn’t it funny how we still long for mom’s special touch, no matter how old we get?). The other thing that doesn’t get easier with age? — Spending the holidays without her (and the rest of the family).
It’s times like these, when I get nostalgic and a little homesick, that I pull out my YesVideo DVD marked Christmas. Thanks to my mom and dad’s clunky old camcorder, a VHS tape – copy of a copy – that managed to survive 5 baby’s first Christmases, and a YesVideo DVD transfer, I can pop a disk in the DVD player and relive the best memories from Christmas – the way it was when I was a kid.
My husband and kids don’t get into singing Christmas carols around the piano in the living room. It’s not as fun when it’s just the 7 of us. But I have all of our favorite carols on video, with Mom, Dad, brothers and sisters, Aunts and Uncles, cousins, and even neighbors joining in the festive fun at my parent’s house. I cry every single time I hear them sing our family’s favorite, somewhat unique Christmas song, Star Bright. I can’t hear the song without thinking about Grandpa.
Those are the best memories…and yet someday, I’ll look back and remember these years, replay the videos that we’re taking right now with our own kids, and realize that these are the best memories. The memories we’re making right now.
What is YesVideo?
Ready to relive some of YOUR best memories?
You can order directly from the website and mail your photos or videos to YesVideo (you can see the entire DVD-creating process from my tour of the YesVideo headquarters earlier this year).
Or you can drop off your media at one of YesVideo’s 34,000 local media partners like CVS, Walmart, Costco, RiteAid, and more. In approximately 3-4 weeks after sending in your transfer materials, your new DVDs will arrive back to you (along with the originals, of course!).
You can enjoy your videos on DVD and on YesVideo’s online viewing and storage site. You can also order their convenient EasyShip Kit (which, by the way, would make the perfect holiday gift) to make the process even easier.
How would you like to win the gift of YesVideo?
As a YesVideo Ambassador, I am excited to give away a $65 credit for YesVideo transfer service (to be used for online orders). Enter on the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway will end on Friday, December 21, 2012 and a winner will be notified by email.
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