The friends and family gatherings is coming up at Thanksgiving soon.
Once everyone is settled and enjoyed the delicious turkey and all the trimmings, time for variety of desserts. This is a great time to talk about the family, bring out old photos, ask your relatives to identify and talk about who's who. Interesting stories would come up, where are they now, how family dynamic evolved and transformed. Try to take quick notes and keep records for the family legacy to pass on. Someday you'll be so happy you had the most meaningful get together.
Tell us how your Thanksgiving was. Did you talk about family members who are no longer with us? Those who couldn't make it or prefer no longer to participate? The good old days? You were a kid by then and now photos tell unique stories. We would love you to share your stories with us. Click on the comments box.
This is also a time to think about sharing the photos and getting them digitized. So that everyone would have a digital copy of shared precious moments.
We all spend great time shopping and trying to decide what's the special gift we could give that special someone. When we are short on time a check or a gift certificate might be the answer.
However, whenever you have time, a well thought gift that's unlike anything store or online bought would be the very personl gift. Which says I took very careful and special time to get this done JUST FOR YOU!!
Getting your precious irreplaceable photos digitized is one of the great solutions.
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Tell us what's the very personalized gift you intend to give your loved ones, as the Christmas and New Year's celebrations are coming up. Also there are special anniversaries, commemorations, birthdays and other unexpected events that might come up. Would you get your VHS tapes digitized? Those special parties you had and never got a chance to bring them to the 21st century, would you get them digitized?
Are you like us hesitating to have all your important data and photos in the "cloud"? We like to play it safe. Practically everyone is jumping on the cloud storage for all their data.
Questions arise: Are they really secure? Could you access anytime and anywhere? What if they get hacked? What if we cannot access what we need, when we need asap?
Due to such concerns, we use our own personal external data storage solutions. It's great to see the prices coming down, as well as the size of the storage devices. They are much more affordable and much smaller in size. It makes it easier for us to backup our date for archival purposes. As we have mentioned in prior blog entries, we have 3 copies of each archival storage:
1. The first one is for archival storage, copy 1 - you attach a sticker on it and mark it as such (perhaps add what it contains: i.e. family photos, business documents, artwork, family movies etc.
2. The second one would be backup of your originals. It's best to play it safe, than sorry. What if files get corrupt for whatever reason, then you have a backup.
3. The third one would be for those of us who like to create presentations, albums, play around with the photos we have taken and share. Or any other way you like to use them
As to how often to back up, we do it at the end of each month or the beginning of each month. Make it a habit and you'll be more than happy you did it. It's part of getting your life in order and not have consistant action cause problems down the line. Being safe and prepared makes life more pleasant and frees up time for more important things you would rather do.
We picked some articles : (we are not affiliated in any way with these articles) - we are sharing our research finds, it's up to you to be the judge and decide if you agree and what steps you need to take to protect your own precious, irreplaceable data:
Concerns About Cloud Storage from How Stuff Works.
The top 5 issues with the top 5 cloud storage services By Lucas Mearian in Computer World
Bayside Digital has very special price, take advantage of it. Get all your precious family photos digitized. Be ready for any upcoming holiday gatherings, sharing your memories, publish online your family history, use for celebrations, commemorations. Also, save them from deterioration over time. Those photos were taken to be enjoyed. No more left in boxes, envelopes, drawers, in basements as many tell us they have them. They are precious, they need to get to the 21st century.
Bayside Digital has special bundles for you to get your wishes come true, to get all your photos digitized. Or at least get started with this long standing project.
Chck which bundle fits your needs. These bundles are valid till 24 November 2015. You will be so happy you did it. Don't wait for New Year's resolution. NOW is the best time to take care of this.
If you have any question, don't hesitate to contact Bayside Digital.