Don’t Leave Your Memories Inside Old VHS Tapes!

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me and my dad

Do you still have old VHS tapes holding your precious memories? I did and I am so happy that I had several of them converted to DVD’s through YesVideo.

I have been wanting to convert my old VHS tapes for years.

With a lump in my throat…….

A few years ago, my Dad passed away after a long battle with cancer. Looking at family photos and memorabilia still makes me choke up and cry, which is not always convenient! I have to allow private time and I have to pace myself. My Mom enjoys looking at family scrapbooks all the time. I guess everyone deals with grief and loss differently.

I knew it would be difficult for me to view the old family videos but I also knew that as the years are passing, those old VHS tapes are disintegrating and once they are gone, they are gone forever.

We survived a close call with a raging brush fire a few years ago and those old VHS tapes were one of the first things that got saved from our home.

Once the opportunity came up with YesVideo, I had no more excuses to keep those old VHS tapes in a box, so I signed up to give the service a try.

There are several companies that offer this transfer service and you can also buy a conversion device and do this yourself.

YesVideo offers a few enhancements that really sets them apart. You get a private online account where you can share your videos with family and friends. My sisters who live across the country from me were able to view the family videos online. You can also cut the video clips online and share them as photos or short video snippets.

Imbed your videos right to your blog or website!

A tribute VHS was made for my Dad and I don’t even own a VHS player anymore to watch it. Now I can watch it anytime and share it right on my blog.

Think of the possibilities!

Watch a short snippet from one of my YesVideos here:


They divide the videos into chapters so you can find specific parts easily without having to search or rewind the entire movie.

I downloaded their iPhone app and have been watching my videos on my phone and my iPad. How much fun would it be to see your old VHS tapes online or on an iPad for everyone to enjoy?

I can now watch my old family videos at my own pace and when I start to get sad, I can just log off and view them again another day. They are always available to me. It has brought me both tears and joy. Grieving is a process, isn’t it?

Letting these old memories crumble with age would have been such a shame. I am grateful to YesVideo for the opportunity to preserve these memories.

This would make a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a wedding or a graduation.

Use this link to get one free: Get one free VHS tape or film reel transferred to digital with YesVideo. Promo code: SAS1FREE

YesVideo kept me informed every step of the way….

I was nervous letting go of those VHS tapes but Yes Video sent me an email during each step of the process.

They send the packing box to my house right after I created my account.

They sent me emails letting me know the progress:

     Dear Lori, We’ve received your videos!

     Dear Lori, Your transferred videos are ready to be watched!

     Dear Lori, We’ve shipped back your original videos!

In exchange for trying YesVideo, I was given the opportunity to transfer several of my precious old VHS tapes to DVD’s as compensation. All opinions and family memories are 100% my own.

 Get one free VHS tape or film reel transferred to digital with YesVideo. Promo code: SAS1FREE



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