Vintage photo scanning services are not just a service; they are the embodiment of history, love, and bonding!
As the members of the Greatest Generation, our great grandparents leave us, a part of our family history is lost too. The history of storytelling marks its beginning with families passing down history through centuries of beautiful sentimental tradition. But today, it doesn’t happen as much as it used to. In this digital age, lots of forces are chipping away at the oldest ritual of storytelling.
Families no longer live together; people are separated by distances, moving out of their hometowns, and don’t have enough time to spend with their loved ones and relatives. Old family photos and movies aren’t able to be cherished in the family time because they’re on extinct formats like 8mm film, VHS and slides, which is not really accessible in today’s age.
In a digital world where there’s a flood of technology and information at our fingertips, it’s easy to forget that some of our most lovable and important family stories are only alive in our minds as memories and in the minds of our aging closed ones.
Family storytelling – the world’s most beautiful tradition
The bliss of family storytelling stretch far beyond the simple joy of listening to the older generation’s lovely recount stories of their youth, overcoming hardships, and, more importantly, how they witnessed the world evolving. Family stories enrich a deeper understanding of a family’s history in the young ones and play a considerate part in making children much more confident and resilient. In fact, research has it that knowing one’s family history is one of the best single predictors of children’s better emotional health and happiness.
Children are really into stories; knowing their parents love story, historical events narrated by grandmas’ or on which farm did grandpa grew up, really interest them. Sitting in the living room with old albums and slides on a Sunday afternoon is considered the best family time. This tradition reminds the new generation that they belong to something more significant than themselves: their family.
But how do we bring the long lost art of storytelling into today’s modern digital age?
Here at Scan South, we specialize in digitizing old home movies and photos. As a photograph scanning service, we believe that there’s a need to rewind a little with the art of storytelling through old, vintage photographs. It’s time to rethink family history, adapt it to our modern-day actualities, and enable it in the digital age. We realize how important it is to use the memories from the attic and make something shareable from them, like a custom photo book or slideshow. That way, not only your golden memories are safe and preserved, but their story becomes sharable for generations.
Your stories matter
Your family’s story is not meant to fade away with your broken movie tapes, cracked aging pictures, and the demise of loved ones. Modern-day storytelling is not a tough nut to crack, slight involvement of technology with some organization skills, and a profound love of preserving memories can help you in keeping the tradition of family storytelling alive.
A digital version of your old dying negatives with Scan South’s negative scanning service and your dusted films reeking of old black and white memories can keep your family connected, help future generations conserve your family legacy and namesake.
“If you want a happier family, create, refine, and retell the story of your family’s positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult ones. That act alone may increase the odds that your family will thrive for many generations to come.
- Bruce Feiler, The Stories That Bind Us (a New York Times article)
What else could be a more amazing gift for yourself and your family than reviving the bliss of family storytelling in this digital age? Find out more about Scan South, as we preserve memories to last a lifetime.