Our Legacy

Disclaimer : This is a sponsored giveaway post brought to you by Legacybox.  All opinions are 100% my own.


Jeremy forced me.  This is a sponsored post that I was oh-so-against at first.  It was like…dude, do we really need this?  I mean…really?

Now I am eating my words.  You’ll see why by the end of this post.  I promise you.  And then you will want to run immediately into your closet, don a 50’s style dress and headscarf and go to the lake.  Even you men.  Trust me.

So here is what happened.  Legacybox contacted us and asked us to tell all our virtual friends about their company located in Jeremy’s hometown of Chattanooga Tennessee.  With technology constantly changing, our VHS tapes, our Super 8 film and even our mini discs are all outdated and we can’t even access those memories any more because dude, who has a VCR any more?!   Maybe Betty White?  No.  She’s definitely more hip than that.  So Legacybox can take those outdated formats and turn them in digital GOLD.  Here’s how it works.

You get an empty box from Legacybox.

You gather up all your outdated memories.  I know my parents need to do this asap.  I swear there are a thousand hours of Katie-as-a-child-classics stuck on VHS.

Since this was Jeremy’s idea, he was the one that sent in his films (imagine him lip-syncing to Christian rap as a teenager shirtless in his dad’s blazer and his mom’s beaded necklace with one giant clip on earring.  I may have snorted a chicken nugget while watching it.)  He also sent in his dad’s reels.  They are from the 50’s and I was so intrigued.

Before you pack them up, they have to get labeled.  Inside the original box is a barcode form with all these easy to apply stickers.  One sticker goes on each item.

Then you pack everything in these small boxes that go into the bigger LegacyBox.  Everything is included in this kit…so it’s REALLY simple.

You slap the pre-paid label on the box and drop it off at your local  and you are good to go.  (Don’t worry!  Their kit includes a guide, round-trip shipping, a crush-proof box and personal concierge so you can check on your package at any time!)

In a couple weeks, you get your originals AND digital files and DVD’s of your originals.  That means you can upload, play, and enjoy to your little hearts content.

I know you are DYING to know what was on those reels, weren’t you?!  Okay.  So I gotta admit.  I made a video of the clips….two hours condensed down to seven minutes.  And I cried.  Several times.  And I feel like RIDICULOUSLY kindred to Jeremy’s grandparents who were the cinematographers behind the films because I take pictures of EXACTLY the same things….decades apart from one another but we share the same heartbeat.  It makes me proud to be part of this family.  Also…the boy that looks like Weston?  That’s Jeremy’s dad.  And the little girl that sort of looks like LJ?  That’s Jeremy’s aunt.  And the boat?  Jeremy’s grandpa built that.  Yeah.  Awesome.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do….

And now for the very best part.  Legacybox wants you to be able to get more of your memories back….they want to give the first 25 people a 40% off code on their Legacybox.  Use the code: POWER at checkout to receive 40% off!  CLICK HERE.


wait for it….

We have a giveaway.  Dude.  Was Jeremy right or was he right?!

  • PRIZE: (1) $200 Target giftcard
  • TO ENTER :  Click here to visit Legacybox.  Then join the mailing list (don’t worry…they aren’t annoying!) and then come back here to leave a comment telling us what your favorite childhood memory is that you would love to preserve digitally.
  • PRIZE SHIPS :  Continental U.S.
  • NITTY GRITTY :  This giveaway closes on Friday, October 9th at 11:59pm EDT.  Only one contest entry per email address.  The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be announced in an update to this post the following Friday morning. We will email the winner directly, so please make sure you use your regularly checked email address.