How many times have you passed a homeless person on the street and tried to avoid looking at them, or crossed to the other side to not have to be near them? Did you think “Why don’t they get a job?” Did you even wonder how they got to that place?
There are lots of reasons for homelessness. They include job loss, drugs or alcohol use, argument with a family member who asked them to leave, eviction, incarceration, mental illness and more.
I spent a year getting to know members of the DownTown Streets Team, an organization that works to help homeless people get jobs, get transportation so they can get to work or job interviews, get supportive services to help them in this transition, and finally, to get housing.
The members wanted to share their experiences and kindly allowed me to videotape them telling their stories. So I created a series called “This is My Story.”
When you see a homeless person do you wonder what their story is?
Do you worry that your family memories won’t be safe if you give them to someone to digitize? One of the reasons I decided to join with Legacy Republic is because of their excellent security and care of people’s precious Family Memories. For years I’ve hesitated to take my clients’ memories on VHS tapes, reel films, or photos and send them off somewhere to be digitized. When I got a tour of Legacy Republic’s memory factory I was very impressed. I felt I would be very comfortable helping families digitize and save their memories with this company.
When your family memories arrive at Legacy Republic they are tracked throughout the digitizing process. Your VHS tapes, reels of film, or other family memories are assigned a bar code and signed in. As they move through the digitizing process they are tracked with their bar codes. Then, when they leave the facility, they are still carefully tracked until they are safely returned to you with your DVD and online account.
Halloween has just finished and Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet. However, it’s not too early to begin thinking of Christmas gifts for your family
Custom-made gifts and special order gifts take time, and for some things December 1 is the deadline!
And what better personal gift to give than a gift of memories?
Here are some ideas to start you thinking:
Digitize those old family reel movies and VHS tapes. With Legacy Republic you get an on-line account and 2 DVDs for each movie you transfer. You can also share your account with up to 5 people. After all, isn’t sharing your memories what it’s all about?
Once you have a Legacy Republic account you can order premium creationsfrom your family stories.
Collect all those good photos (not the blurry ones) from your smart phones and put them into a photo montage video for your long-distance family members.
Give a gift certificate for a “2016 Year in Review” movie so you can include Christmas 2016 in the movie. (Wouldn’t your kids’ grandparents enjoy watching their grandchildren’s lives and events throughout 2016?)
Did you know that KeepsakePix offers gift certificates? Call Judy at 408-736-7841 to learn more.
Family Legacy Movies
Preserving your grandparents or parents stories for future generations is what KeepsakePix is all about. Their stories need to live on after they’re gone. Adding your digitized photos or old movies to a video of your grandparents talking about them is priceless.
Want to take a peek at some family legacy movie samples?