Last year during my move I found some 8mm tapes in a desk drawer. It took a few seconds to realize what they were but when I remembered it brought a HUGE smile to my face. Back in the Summer/Fall of 2001 I had a video camera. I was 18, I bought it on a whim (and a credit card) and took it with me EVERYWHERE. This was back before reality TV was a thing and way before it was an obnoxious thing. I think the only TV show like that that even existed at this point was the Real World and it was probably early days.
Anyway, I had this camera. I recorded everything. Days at the beach, hanging with my friends, trips to NYC, the days following 9/11 in lower Manhattan, an epic Halloween party, etc. Then, the camera broke. I was devastated but I could not afford a new one so I forgot about it. A few years later I had Taylor I did get a new video camera but it was a mini-disc one and I have hundreds of hours of baby footage on those. As the years passed I have thought back to those 8mm tapes periodically and wished I had a way to watch them and to re-live those late teen days of fun and zero responsibility.
Fast forward to a few months ago when I met up with the crew from Legacy Box at a blog event. Their concept is totally genius and perfect for a busy person (such as myself). Even though I knew those tapes would bring me immense amounts of joy, I was always so busy with other things that I never prioritized getting them converted. That is why they were sitting in my drawer for 15 years.
Legacy Box is a fabulous kit that is sent directly to your house via Fed Ex. That way you don’t have to commit to going to a brick and mortar store. Honestly, who has time for that?
The box contains instructions and a welcome kit with everything you need.
There is a sheet of sticker barcodes. You attach one to each tape, photo, cassette…whatever you are putting in the box gets a label.
Then, you put your filled Legacy Box inside the brown shipping box it arrived in, tape it up and attach the Fed Ex label that came with your kit.
There is a tracking number in your kit and you can follow along on their website to check it’s progress. I cant tell you how excited I am to get mine back! I stalk it online daily!
I will definitely post an update when I get my videos back and maybe give you guys a glimpse into my 18 year old life…to be continued.
THE TEAM AT LEGACY BOX HAS BEEN KIND ENOUGH TO OFFER MY READERS 40% OFF OF THEIR ORDER USING THE PROMO CODE: GLITTER! ENJOY!
DISCLAIMER: I WAS GIVEN A LEGACY BOX TO REVIEW BUT ALL OPINIONS ARE MINE ALONE.