Canadians, as you probably know, are known around the world for having 3 very distinctly Canadian qualities.  We are polite, we don’t make a fuss, and we’re made up of 98% maple syrup and 2% sarcasm.  You can reverse those percentages in a lot of cases.  You can reverse those percentages in the case of me.

So when last September each and every Canadian across the land came together in the largest revolt this country has seen since The Great Cable Rate Rebellion of ’95, I knew I had problems.  Canadians were being impolite.  And they were making a FUSS.

The day was September 14th. It was a seasonal 23° and other than people’s heads randomly exploding over the US Presidential race, things were pretty normal.  At midnight, as is often the case, I published a post that was very generously sponsored by Legacybox and included a discount on their services for The Art of Doing Stuff readers.

That was. The beginning. Of the revolt.

You see, at that point I was helping Legacybox figure out how to open up their business to Canada by acting as a guinea pig for them.   We worked together to sort out glitches in customs and shipping so that when they finally expanded into Canada things would run smoothly for their customers.

Only problem was,  at the time of publishing my blog, Legacybox was still in the testing phase so Canadians couldn’t take advantage of their service or their discount.

Boos and hisses came pouring into my Facebook page and blog post.  Canadians were chanting and marching in the streets in a grassroots movement that culminated with someone actually giving me the globally recognized sign for disgust … the raspberry sound.   All because they thought I was shunning my fellow Canadians by having a post about something that Canadians couldn’t take advantage of.

That made me sad.


Not as sad as I was in this slide that Legacybox transferred for me, but darn sad.  I’m pretty sure I was upset by the blue velvet wallpaper.  And yes, that’s the beauty of Legacybox. You can watch all your videos or look at all your old slides and pictures on your big television.

Legacybox spent a long time making sure their debut into Canada would be glitch-free.  6 months in fact.  They waited to open the service to you until everything was perfect for my fellow Canadians.

Everything, my fellow Canadians, is now perfect.


Which means you too can use Legacybox to transfer all those cassettes you have.  Or the 8mm film, or those audio tapes that … well you don’t even know what format they are … they’re old and weird.  Video tapes, photos … anything that you can look at, watch or listen to can be formatted, transferred and put onto a DVD or flash drive for you.

You just pick whatever sized package you want online, they send you a prepaid box to put all your stuff in, you label your stuff with their handy barcoded labels, mail it back to them and within a few weeks they send you all your originals back plus everything neatly transferred onto a handy DVD or flash drive.

Then you can sit around in YOUR living room looking at a photo of you looking sad about velvet wallpaper.  Or whatever the case may be.

AND Legacybox is also giving a discount to anyone who wants to order right now.

First 50 readers to click HERE and use my code STUFF will get 40% off their Legacybox. 

Plus consolidating your photos, videos etc. onto one teeny little device means you’re getting a head start on Spring cleaning and therefore, by default, get to have an ice cream cone as a reward.  So ….

And one of you gets to experience Legacybox … for FREE.


Because …



One lucky American orrrrrrrr Canadian!!! will win a Family-sized Package courtesy of Legacybox valued at $250.   That’s 10 tapes, 10 films or up to 250 photos to be digitized!


Because I’m nothing if not patriotic.  😉

To enter to win leave a comment telling me what memory you’d most like to get transferred by Legacybox.  That’s it!



  1. Kristin D. says:

    We were married and had our first child in the late 90’s, when pictures were still on film cameras and videos were shot with camcorders. I’d love to get all these memories transferred to a more accessible medium that we can backup and save for posterity!

  2. Tania D says:

    I would love to have pictures of my first daughter digitalized. She was born before everyone had a digital camera or iPhone, and is feeling left out since her siblings have digital pictures from day 1! Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. M Johnson says:

    I hope this is the right place to comment for the chance to win The Family Legacybox! My most cherished memory I’d live transferred would be of my dad’s last Christmas! My son was very young and that Christmas was more important than any other. To hear my dad laugh & smile again would be AMAZING! He passed away from cancer, and he was all of our heroes!

  4. Ryn says:

    Pretty much anything with my mom in it. She passed away when I was twelve, and hated getting her picture taken. So anything I have of her I want to make sure lasts a long time.

  5. Mark says:

    I would love to win to get some slides of my parents’ wedding digitized (it was in 1959 so definitely predates almost anything electronic) in time for my mum’s 90th birthday this summer.

  6. Brandy G Ballard says:

    I was lucky to be allowed to live in Yellowstone National Park and work there for seven seasons. I took literally hundreds of pictures and would love to transfer them to an easy to look at format so I can enjoy those memories visually again.

  7. T Carter says:

    I’d really like to transfer our wedding video before that pesky VHS tape disintegrates!

  8. Michelle L says:

    I have tonnes of mini-video tapes from not one defunct video camera but two! of my first child from birth to about year 3 when we got a new fangled digital video camera. …right before child #2 arrived. Would love to be able to show her those tapes.
    Thanks for the chance!

  9. Sue says:

    Would love to have all my photos of my kids when they were little transferred to something smaller than the storage boxes that have been taking up valuable real estate in the guest bedroom closet.
    I might even be generous and send my ex his old high school photos . . . Or, not!

  10. Lisa H. says:

    My parents boxes of slides from their trip to New Zealand in 1963!

  11. Linda says:

    my children’s tapes from school Christmas concerts, my 2 year old son singing a song, asking me “nice singing mom?”

  12. Auntiepatch says:

    Photos from the 30’s through the 90’s that my Mom took. I’ve been scanning them but a flash drive would be great!

  13. JK PACCHETTI says:

    My beautiful daughter, Lisa, was born in 1982, before the digital age. She passed at age 13 due to complications of Cerebral Palsy that she was born with. How I would love to have all the pictures I took of her and her sissy with my old Canon Sure Shot, and the videos of them digitized! What a blessing that would be.
    Thanks for considering me.

  14. JK PACCHETTI says:

    My beautiful daughter, Lisa, was born in 1982, before the digital age. She passed at age 13 due to complications of Cerebral Palsy that she was born with. How I would love to have all the pictures I took of her and her sissy with my old Canon Sure Shot, and the videos of them digitized! What a blessing that would be.
    Thanks for considering me.

    • JK PACCHETTI says:

      oops. sorry it got posted twice :/ I didn’t think the first one went through. Feel free to delete it, I couldn’t.

  15. Lesa says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a Legacy Box. Enjoy your posts. Mine is an odd one, but my dad passed away last year, and cause of death has still not been determined. He was left alone and found dead in his driveway with multiple head injuries, bruising on his arms, his oxygen line a foot from his hand, his wallet, guns, cash, silver and gold missing. I can’t get any answers from local authorities. So I’d like to be able to digitize all the evidence I’m sending to the district attorney, like photos, texts and pictures from his cell phone, voicemails, etc. I think Legacy Box could be used in this fashion.

    • Melody says:

      Oh Lesa, I’m so sorry for your loss as well as the circumstances. What a horrific crime. I pray justice will be served to those who committed it.

  16. KATHLEEN H says:

    I would like to digitize the gazillion slides my father in law took of my mother in law and the art she created. I see in my husband, these days, more and more of the lovely qualities of his father, and it reminds me of the love that went into those many photos he took to memorialize her art.

    And just because I’m writing this from a balcony overlooking a cardamom plantation in Munnar, does not mean I would not be able to find a way to get hold of those slides quickly were I to win!!

  17. virginia says:

    I’d like to transfer old families movies, especially with my mom. One nephew was to young to remember her and would love to be able to see these. I on the other hand would like to see the movie with me cheating while trying to eat a donut from a string at a Halloween party!

  18. Madonna Myers says:

    Call me nuts, but I decorate a huge Birthday Table for each of my 4 daughter’s birthdays and have done this for many many years without fail. Each birthday I picked a theme that fit my daughter at that time in their lives. It was always a complete surprise. I did a 50’s theme, a Western Theme, Teddy bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Hot Air Balloon theme, Dance Theme, Under the Sea theme, Jungle theme, Cupcake Crazy theme, you name it. The displays were over-the-top elaborate, complete with a focal point centerpiece, matching gift wrap, bags, props, fun lighting, music, etc. I worked on each birthday table after they went to bed, hauling in tubs and bags from the trunk of my car and the garage, all the props I had bought to put the theme in motion. Most often the entire scene would take me 3-4 hours into the wee hours of the morning. For each birthday table I video taped the “scene” after I was done, and marveled at my work, anticipating the moment she would wake up, turn the corner into the room and see her Birthday Masterpiece. A “shrine” of sorts, honoring the Birthday girl. I would love to transfer these videos for each girl to have on a DVD so that they have lasting memories of their Birthday Table surprises each year. I’ve had many many Moms tell me, “Oh my Gawd….PUH-LEASE don’t show your Birthday table ideas to my daughter. I do NOT want her to get any thoughts that I’m going to do that kind of decorating for her birthday. No way, that is incredible, and I wouldn’t ever want to have to do that the night before her birthday. You’re insane. Incredibly creative, but insane.” (They’re right, but once I started doing this for each girl, it was hard to stop. Where to you draw the line? What year do you stop? Which girl gets a display and which girl doesn’t? It’s just so hard to end this tradition. Each girl looks forward to this very special day with great anticipation. How do I tell them no more??? I just can’t!) And they are SO appreciative, SO happy, SO grateful to see all the love that I put into each display. On a side note, they don’t even want to take the displays down…we’ve left some up for months and months, too sad to pack it all up! Oh myyyyy….

  19. Laurinda says:

    I’d love to be able to watch the videos of my kids acting silly when my husband won a video recorder. It was so heavy & huge, that it outweighed our cat!

  20. billie scara says:

    the video ofmy husband and
    me re affirming oyr wedding vows after 25 yrs. he has passed since and this would be more of a forever keepsake than video tape. thank you for all the great things you share.

  21. Zahhra says:

    I would love to have my school videos transferred and my parents just moved to Canada with boxes of old pictures I would love to get them transferred for them 😊

  22. Patricia Marino says:

    WELLLLL, I would love to have my grand girls, all 4 of those hoodlums to see us grandparents before we were old people!! Also all my animals that have passed away, love those critters!! Thank you Karen for these giveaways, love your clever pists, I mean posts, they make my day!!

  23. Joanne Healey says:

    I don’t want to be like my parents and grandparents with boxes of 8mm movies that no one will ever see again. This is a gift that I can give to my children right now and not when they’re packing me up for the home wondering what to do with all these outdated cassettes from the 1900’s. Thanks, Karen and thank you Legacybox for making my history relevant again.

  24. John C says:

    Like see many, it would have to be pics and videos of our daughter when she was young….

  25. Jenny W says:

    My parents passed away, as did my husband’s parents, and each of us were left with a box of old film. Two family histories, recorded then forgotten on a dusty shelf in the basement – It would be priceless to be able to see and share those memories with our siblings and our children.

  26. Lori Austin says:

    I would love to get my husband’s “letters” to his parents when he was in Vietnam transferred.

  27. Dani H says:

    I recently lost almost all of my belongings including the videotapes of my daughter’s college graduation and her wedding. She still has a VHS tape of both so I would want to get those transferred along with the photographs I did manage to save.

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

  28. Danell says:

    Oh my goodness would this work for 23 rolls of film that are undeveloped!! If not, I have a couple of drawer fulls of photos that will bring back memories!

  29. Sandra Lea says:

    I have so many videos on VHS tape of my two sons when they were babies and nothing to watch them on. I would so love to see these movies again. They are now ages 23 and 28.

  30. Kim says:

    What a wonderful contest! There are so many keepsakes, but first I would choose our family videos of our kids’ firsts, family vacations, now-deceased relatives, and so on that are all on VHS and Video 8 tapes from the mid-1980s, that I am sure are slowly deteriorating.

  31. Joslynne says:

    I’d love to watch the old tapes and snapshots from when we lived in our first family home in Etobicoke. My parents moved when I left for university (last of 4 kids) and moved to a smaller place. Lots of great memories from there!

  32. L. Toinette Cunningham says:

    I would like to have all of the Christmas mornings of the family from the 1950s and 60s on a DVD so we can enjoy them with my Dad.

  33. Ei Con says:

    I have dozens of mini DVD tapers of my sons first 5 years. The old camera won’t play them anymore and other cameras we’ve bought on eBay and at estate sales won’t either. Maybe the Legacy Box people can do it. Thanks.

  34. Marie Anne says:

    The old home movies of my grandparents are sitting there and we have nothing to watch them with anymore. I miss them so much and to see them and hear them again would be so wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win this 😊

  35. Mary W says:

    I didn’t win last time but ordered and have gotten several others to order, also. I get daily emails saying what stage my order is in and how it’s progressing. So happy, so far. Great idea for them to come up with. My only question: WHERE DID YOU FIND THE “DEGREE” TO TYPE?

    • Kim Sharpe says:

      You can open Word and click the Insert tab then, over at the far right there is a category called Symbol that has two sub-categories, Equation and Symbol; click the ‘drop down arrow’ just beneath the word ‘Symbol’ – it’s quite tiny but it’s there – and a pop-up box will display with a grid of symbols, 218 to be exact; in the fourth row, the sixteenth box, there it is! Click on that box, click insert, and then click on the Close at the bottom right of the pop-up box and it will be there in your document.

      Then, you can copy the character from your document and paste it wherever you want.

      But, if you’re not in Word when you want it, you can also insert it by depressing and holding down the Alt key and pressing the keys 0176 – very important that you hold the Alt key down while you press the other keys; then when you release the Alt key, the degree sign will appear.

      Which is much easier of course, but, I blathered on about the Word method because there a MANY symbols in the grid and you may find others you’d like to have at your finger tips which you can get using the same method as the degree symbol; at the bottom left of the pop-up box, you’ll find two buttons – AutoCorrect and ShortcutKey – and to the right of those it will say: Shortcut key: Alt+###; click the box containing the symbol you want and shortcut will be shown.

      Alas, the shortcut keys for the first 95 symbols aren’t shown so you have to get those elsewhere. In general, you can find lots and lots here: http://www.ascii-code.com/ and lots of emoticons at: http://www.alt-codes.net/smiley_alt_codes.php; now that may be way TMI but y’know, I not too busy today and have time to blather on, except that’s not really true, I have a ton of stuff to do but I’m an expert at procrastination and wold rather do this than get out of bed and do work.

      Well, I hope that this has been helpful rather than just annoying.

  36. Karen Murray says:

    My dad passed away at 30 years old in 1971….I was 3. There is one movie reel that was converted to vhs many years ago….very poor quality. It’s the only footage I have of my dad…who I have no memory of. In one scene he is swinging me, the chubby toddler, over a pool over and over again, most likely because I said “again, again!”
    Anyway, obviously a treasure to cherish. He left behind 4 girls (3,5,7 & 8), who would all really love to have this priceless momento. Thanks so much.

  37. Catherine Vosper says:

    To see and especially to hear my parents voices again…..brings tears to my eyes just thinking of it. Please let me win this!

  38. Allison Gorham says:

    Because if you don’t save your memories, what would life be like?

  39. Kelly says:

    My husband used to constantly videotape our kids when they were cute and little so I have a lot of footage I’d love to save. Every once in a while we’ll pull it out, hook up the old VHS that I’m worried won’t work this time, and reminisce (or rather, marvel at how we survived those years on such little sleep!). As well he always bothered my family with taping (they hate being captured on video) BUT they like to see my grandparents who have now all passed away and like to see how the family has grown so much. I’m taking advantage of the offer and buying a starter pack. Definitely want to try it.

  40. Dana says:

    Oooh it’s a Toss up between old tapes of high school-era drama performances or getting my hands on a tape of advice we were given at our jack & Jill before we got married.

  41. Sabina says:

    Pictures of my dad hosing the sidewalk with my daughter when she was a toddler, probably the only pictures we have of my dad smiling. He wasn’t a grouch he just preferred to look more stoic/dignified for a posed picture and these pictures show him letting his guard down to pure love and joy.

  42. Heather says:

    Look at you on their splash page!

    My children were born in the late 80’s and we rented a video camera on several occasions. Now it’s virtually impossible to watch those tapes -no VCR any more. I also keep talking about scanning my old photos. I think I have been talking about doing that for at least a year or 7.

  43. Britt says:

    All the old slides & home videos my grandparents still have!

  44. Mike Flegle says:

    Photos of my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary party. They didn’t have financial wealth, but they had the riches of countless great friends. It was a simple celebration, and simply amazing. Held at their 1790 log cabin, white lights twinkled throughout the raised-bed flower/herb garden area, Shaker-style ‘chandeliers’ hung on the back porch, and everywhere you looked, people were smiling, laughing, and making memories that they’d never forget.

  45. Carol Desoer says:

    As the archivist of my family I have had many boxes of photos of 4 generations of my family given to me to “take care of” which I would like to sort and have digitized so that I can share them with my family. I also have some slides of my deceased husband and I building our passive solar geodesic dome homestead near Campbellford Ontario which I would love to have in a better format to share with my children. As well, I have a VHS tape of my daughter, at age 11 performing on her cello with an orchestra for the first time which I had permission to tape so that I could show it to my mother who was dying of cancer at the time and couldn’t get to the concert. I need help saving all these incredible memories. Thank you.

  46. Laura says:

    I would like to win to give to my sister, the family historian

  47. Debbie D says:

    Photos from my Grandparents while they lived in Italy. Lots of relatives on those pictures including places my ancestors were from , etc. I planned on putting all of my pictures on disc after my winter and spring projects were done. Some of the pictures are over 100 years old and I am concerned about their condition the longer they sit in boxes at my house. Thank you for doing this and if you could provide their link or website if I don’t win, I would greatly appreciate it and hey, if they are willing to give discounts to your readers, so much the better! Thank you again.

  48. Tania says:

    If I won I’d give it to my mom so she could transfer all the home video of my brothers’ and my childhood

  49. Ruth Moffatt says:

    If I won, I’d transfer a quarter of the contents in that giant Rubbermaid container in the basement. I say a quarter because I think there may be more than a 1000 photos. It’d give me incentive to start.

  50. Alice says:

    Lots of family pics and a few videotapes from when the kids were little.

  51. Sara says:

    My mom has a ton of old slides I would love to have digitized. So many memories from her childhood that haven’t seen the light of day in around 30 years!

  52. Barbara says:

    I’d love to digitize all the pictures of my older daughter who passed away 7 years ago. It would be a fitting memory to give to my other daughter.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  53. Bonnie Gray says:

    We have some old family reel to reels that would be great to share. When I got them from a family member I tried to play them on the old projector that they came with. I managed to find a working bulb for it, only to watch the first few inches melt before my eyes. I quickly shut it down and now they sit there waiting for a solution🙃

  54. Jenifer says:

    Pictures, lots and lotsa pictures…they are everywhere…except in the crevices of my furniture. I cleaned those out yesterday.

  55. Merrilee says:

    I have some serious old photographs from both my husband and myself that I’d love to get in one place. I barely remember my horse riding, pipe smoking, hard core drinking grandfather but I love looking at old photos of him.

  56. Susan D'Achille says:

    Oh what a great present for my husband’s birthday coming up in March. We inherited boxes and boxes full of tapes of all types and even more old pictures that need to be sorted out. One of those projects that is always on the back burner but winning this LEGACYBOX would be a great help to get us going. Please pick me Karen!

  57. Everything in that old box in the attic. Everything!

  58. Cheryl says:

    When I was a kid, my parents were missionaries in Zambia. We have hundreds of slides and Super 8 films from that time in our lives and it would be awesome to have them converted so all my family can enjoy those memories.

  59. Erin Tom says:

    My husband grew up in Africa and his family had many, many 8 mm films from that time, that they haven’t seen for years. Converting them would be a wonderful gift to his family!

  60. Becky Couch says:

    My boys have grown up too fast!! I would love to see the videos of when they were young. Also, we have family members who are no longer with us. Seeing/remembering them would be wonderful.

  61. Melissa says:

    Pictures, family pictures. I currently have three tubs in my basement, transferred from my sister, that I need to go through.

  62. Lori says:

    My mother has tons of 8mm tapes that we can’t watch anymore because the machine no longer works. A lot of them were my dance recitals from when I was young….but there are a lot of my mom and dad on vacations, etc. Being that she just turned 77 and my dad is about to be 81, I would really love to get these done so we can go back and watch them…she has talked about it for years. My father-in-law is dying of brain cancer at 77 and it has reminded me, sadly, that you just never know. Thanks Karen for offering this giveaway.

  63. Kelly says:

    I recently found old video tapes in my father’s belongings and would love to know what’s on them. Also would like to have my son’s baby and early years pics and videos digitized.

  64. OK so I’m eating ice cream – I think there was mention of it being a prerequisite / now 98% of me wants to know if the LegacyBox will ‘do’ slides. When we moved my parents into a retirement home, I slid 2 HUGE wheelie suitcases full of family slides into storage and they now niggle at me (I was one of those Canadians 98% full of maple syrup up until LegacyBox came to town taunting us with promises of this possibility and then reneged at every turn and twirl.

  65. Lez says:

    Oh dear, poor Karen having to choose from all these worthy readers! Pity the giveaway doesn’t include South Africa, but unlikely they would reach there safely anyway from here! 🙁
    Makes one feel old doesn’t it, all of us readers being the last generation to have a million memories stuffed in dusty boxes somewhere, & not in the “Cloud’ or Google whatever! Wish I knew how to do that or that Legacybox would start up here!

  66. Erin says:

    I’d love to transfer video recordings of my daughter’s first years and building our eco-freako home from wee little camcorder tapes to something we could actually view. Thanks!

  67. Lori G says:

    The baby videos on those big ole VHS tapes and weird little tapes(8mm?!)

  68. Amy Schmidt says:

    My now 26 year old daughter was born deaf and I have lots and lots of old VHS tapes chronicling her learning how to speak correctly and using what little hearing she had. We used these tapes to get the help she needed in public school to access the same information as the hearing kids. Would love to be able to share these tapes with other families struggling with hearing impairment.

  69. Lori says:

    I would love to win the Legacy box to convert some film of a trip my mom and I took to Europe together. It was a great time and full of adventures and mishaps-luggage snafus, sprained ankles, questionable accommodations, getting lost too many times to count because we were both directionally challenged, poor map reading (before the time of GPS and cellphones) and driving on the other side of the road just to name a few. It approached a Grisdale vacation several times! I never got around to converting the film and since she passed away, it’s been on my mind to do. This might just give me the push to get my act together. Thanks for the contest and opportunity, Karen 🙂

  70. Kiara says:

    The VHS tapes of my siblings and I growing up mean the world to me. I’d love for all of us to have digital copies! I also would love to be able to share slides my grandparents took of us on vacations as kids – how cool would it be to see those again!

  71. ronda says:

    As both sets of grandparents immigrated in the 1920’s, they were limited as to how much they brought over. So we have SOME photos from my mother’s side that go back to the late 1800’s – early 1900’s, and even fewer from my father’s side. But my father was a prolific photographer. Before he passed away, he went through HUNDREDS of slides from trips, family gatherings, winnowing them down to a few boxes. Being able to archive the remaining family photos and memories would be amazing.

  72. Laura Heigl says:

    I would love to see my old old pictures on the TV. Wow!

  73. Tina Lyon says:

    My son, who is 19 years old, was 6 months old when my husband passed away. Though I have always had still photos of my husband around the house and talk of him often, my son has never seen his father moving and talking. I would love to give him the gift of “seeing” his father

  74. Lynne says:

    Anything with memories of loved ones gone from our life.

  75. Donna Fenton says:

    Slides from my parents and in-laws. Some lovely shots that we rarely/never see.

  76. Sandra says:

    Please enter my name into the draw! Parents are so lucky these days, to be able to take pics/movies of their kids with their phones! I’m from back in the “day” when you had to use up rolls and rolls of film to get one good pic, and had to spend thousands to get a movie camera. March 5 will be a lucky day!

  77. Bonnie Hellmann says:

    The pictures of my parents trip to Hawaii would be first but tons of other memories it would be a great gift for my mom

  78. Maureen Locke says:

    I would love to get my Mom and Dad’s family photos put on a jump drive. I have albums and albums of them that I’ve been thinking of scanning and putting the pics on a jump drive for each of my brothers and sisters. This would go a long way to helping with that project. Thanks for the chance to win Karen 🙂

  79. Allison says:

    My in-laws have boxes and boxes of old family movies including some of my departed sister-in-law that need to be transferred into a digital format. I’d give them this prize should I win, which I hope I do. 🙂

  80. Julie says:

    My hubby has a massive collection of mix-tapes….I would love to have those copied! What a good idea!

  81. Leslie says:

    I would love to get photos from my youth transferred before my mom ditches all of her old albums. She is in the process of purging and it would be so great to have everything digitized!!
    Thanks for the opportunity. And so great that this is available in Canada now!

  82. Angie says:

    I’d love to have my old in-car racing VHS tapes available to show my kids.

  83. Laura Marschall says:

    I would love to win this prize and get my Mom off my kid’s backs to transfer all of her video tapes of them from the 80s and 90s! She’s been bugging them for years!!!

  84. Teresa Jarabek says:

    I would love to put all the kids and family films and DVDs and videos all in one format. Nice and neat!

  85. Polish Princess says:

    Like so many of your other groupies – I mean avid readers….. I also have albums full of photos – of my parents when they were young, of me when i was young….No way of easily sharing with the family and passing down to my kids….it would be a perfect way to keep the family alive. Thanks Karen, as usual yours is the first email that I open….

  86. Sheryl says:

    Typical answer, but all those tapes of my twins when they were little boys, who are turning 21 this year.

  87. Joanne says:

    Oh, how can I possibly pick one memory? I grew up when slides were considered the modern thing… boxes of them from both my parents and my husband’s parents are waiting to be discovered. There were five kids in my family and three in his – a lot of memories for both of us. Three of those four parents are no longer with us. My own three children were born in the early eighties so my own collection ranges from prints and negatives, then cds from Costco, and now, of course millions of bits taken up on computers and phones. Add to that two granddaughters but fortunately, their mother has been doing an excellent job of chronicling their lives. So, quite selfishly, I’d want to see more photos of my parents in all their nineteen-sixties finery. Thanks for the chance, I just might buy one anyways!

  88. Beth says:

    Karen – glad for your Canadian readers! Like most of the others, photos of my son from before digital!

  89. Kate says:

    Wonderful idea. I too have a gazillion photos on the old film and paper format.
    Alas, I think, I’m not one of the first 50 or so to respond, but thank you for the generous offer.
    I’ll just have to get my own legacy box. : )

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kate. The first 50 is just for the discount offer. 🙂 The contest to win the package is open to as many people who enter! You’re still in it to win it. 🙂 ~ karen!

  90. SBoo says:

    This summer is my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary and I am planning a surprise celebration for them. LegacyBox would be the perfect gift! They have many photo albums full of precious memories, but most of the time they sit on the shelf. My dad used to videotape our family vacations when we were young, but we no longer have compatible technology to view those tapes.

  91. Julia says:

    For me it would be the masses of family photos (and audio cassettes) – some in albums, most in shoeboxes, all of them patiently waiting to be digitized so that they can be shared with other famous members.

  92. Nanette says:

    I would love to get my daughter’s sonogram moved over from the bus tape. That was all they had when I was pregnant.

  93. Rose Reichlin says:

    Well, the mini dvd discs of my kids as babies would be great to have in a more easily viewed format, but I have a cassette tape somewhere (?) of my grandfather giving a speech at his and my grandmother’s 50th anniversary party. I wasn’t able to be there (it was in England) and I miss him so much. I would love to preserve that in a format that will be playable in the future. I would love for my kids to hear his voice.

  94. Claudine says:

    All the pictures of my boys when they were cute and innocent.🙃

  95. Katie says:

    OMG. my husband’s music tapes. They NEED TO GO!

  96. Adrienne says:

    All the photos currently in bags and boxes at my parent’s house!

  97. Elaine says:

    Thank you for the chance to win, Karen. I am no different than any of your other readers … marrying in 1959, having odds and ends of film (from an old movie camera with those heavy light bars) to tons of photos of my kids and grandkids and a few shots of my wedding on a Viewmaster. I still don’t know who gave me that! My husband passed away in 2014 and I’d love to have my special memories together instead of all mixed up helter skelter.

  98. julie says:

    I wish so hard that I had videos if my girls when they were young…but I don’t so I would have all their photos transferred!

  99. Mary from Barrie says:

    I am the genealogy weirdo in my family and have endless boxes of old photos that need to get digitized, as well as old-school film reels. But what seems to be most urgent is my own camcorder films of my kids – I tried viewing them this year and the sound is already garbled. I want to salvage them before it’s too late.

  100. Amie Melnychuk says:

    We have some old videos of my Papa, my Grandma’s Dad that I would like to have digitized and give to Grandma.

  101. Susan says:

    I have 12 boxes of slides, videotapes of my children, and hundreds of pictures from the past 40 yrs. mostly taken in various camping places around Atlantic Canada.

  102. Barbara H says:

    Memories of children growing up and trips over the years.

  103. Maryanne says:

    Hi Karen,

    When I was 16, there was a fire in our basement and all the pictures my family had were burned except for a precious few. I’d like to win the LegacyBox family package to collect pictures and the like from other family members to recreate my parents collection. (It’s their 40th wedding anniversay this year – I think that would make a pretty awesome gift 🙂

    Thank you and good luck to all

  104. Ann says:

    I grew up in the ’60’s and my late father ALWAYS had a movie camera stuck to his eye to record every special moment of our lives. Prior to that, he had films from their courtship and honeymoon, in the ’50’s. I inherited all his movie reels, but they are just sitting in a cupboard, aging. Ihave been worried that the contents and memories of those reels will be lost forever. What an awesome idea!

  105. Lisa K says:

    I have literally 22 rubbermaid totes of photos and memories. Some from early 1900’s. I could pick any and be so thrilled I’d probably wet myself. Oh wait, that is a personal problem.

  106. Janet Thomson says:

    Hi Karen
    For the first five years of my daughters life I was a single parent. Raising a newborn, with no one to help was very difficult but in retrospect, an honour. She and I are the only two members of our family, and although she is grown and on her own now ( and I have a partner now!), I would love to leave her a legacy box of our lives together, including music I loved, photos, movies, etc. She doesn’t have relatives to remind her of these things, and it would be so special to have it for her…… thanks for all you do!

  107. Benjamin says:

    I heard about that that crazy revolt in ’95 when she gave away her legacy box… what sound does a raspberry make again? Like a whoopee cushion… LOL

  108. Turbocharger says:

    Videos of my childhood. So they can do something other than collect dust and rot in my parents’ basement.

  109. Betty Dacko says:

    OMG, that is very generous of you Karen.
    I have one memory I would love to try and save and preserve. When we were with the military and stationed far away in Germany 30 years ago, instead of sending the usual letter and pictures I decided to send the Grandparents a tape recording of their 2 yrs old Grand daughter reciting nursery rhymes. She was quite a talker at 2 yrs old and have a shocking memory to boot! Turns out my Mom saved that tape, and gave it to me last year. I tried to listen to it on my old car radio, but couldn’t hear anything. It was the only cassette player available and none of my friends have that old technology. I would LOVE to have Legacy Box give a go at trying to restore it. BTW – that little girl is now pregnant and due in June with my 1st grand daughter, I would be thrilled to be able to share that converted tape with her. Along with pictures of her at that age, what a wonderful keepsake for me & her.

  110. Pauline Davis says:

    I have many family photos and VHS tapes to digitize and this will help me get motivated to finally make it happen!

  111. Cynthia says:

    I’d love to digitize old photos of my grandparents and great-grandparents.

  112. Anj says:

    I would love to have the tapes of the kids when they were young. They are currently on 3 different video tape formats to which only one still has a camera.
    I have been talking about getting this done before my son turns 18 and when I saw your post I wanted to sign up right away in order to get the 40% off.
    I have been trying to fill out their form for 25 minutes. I had to open word and get the symbol for middle dot as this form was not formatted for my keyboard.
    Now it is stuck on the State – I chose ON under Canada and it is just showing a green highlight around it and won’t go any further. I will call them to try and figure it out but thought you might want to know all the bugs aren’t worked out for Canadians.
    Despite the frustrations thanks for the offer. I was soon going to try to find someone who provides this service so perfect timing.
    P.S. I still have your 2016 Christmas tree. Maybe I will bring it by in June just to be weird.

  113. Marge Bomford says:

    I think I already posted but ? Hit some kind of firewall.

    I have a CD with 146 photos of my Irish Ancestors that I’ve never been able to view. Since I intend to revisit Ireland, I’d love to have viewed them and also to be able to share them.

  114. My parents have their travels from the 1960s and 70s catalogued in albums, but they’re already beginning to fade a bit. I’d love to capture them digitally!

  115. Sarah V. says:

    My parents are moving out of my childhood home after 30 years. I would transfer some of those memories to digital.

  116. Chris White says:

    I would love to transfer the 35 mm slides that captured my brother & my childhood. Currently these treasures are in a box in their original storage towers in my parents’ home. My mother is a purger, not a hoarder, and my brother and I know that our happy childhood images are in danger every time our mother spring cleans her house. Legacybox & Karen, please help save our childhood memories from a woman hell-bent on being clutter free!

  117. Ashley Watkins says:

    I would save the pictures from my parent’s wedding (the ones that weren’t damaged in a flood).

  118. Roxanne Brunet says:

    I have VHS tapes of all of the Christmases, Easters, Birthdays of my family from the time I had my son. I would love to be able to put all of these on DVDs and share them with the family as our children are all on their own and starting their own families. These memories are priceless and a wonderful gift.

  119. Mindy says:

    Me, me, me! Cassettes of my dad singing. Old school videos of our kids as babies.

  120. Kelsey says:

    I’d like to have digital copies of pictures of my three grandparents who have passed away!

  121. Carole Badger says:

    My father died when I was 5 years old. I have only a few memories of him and several snapshots. A cousin transferred her parent’s movie camera reels (1940s-1960s) to VHS and gave me duplicates. To my surprise there is about 1 minute of my parents, my 6 month old brother and me at 3 years old. My father is swinging me around. I cried when I saw it because I don’t remember ever seeing my dad “move”. I would love these family movies transferred to DVD along with our photos and slides. I have been tracing our family history for over 50 years.

  122. Lindsay says:

    I would love for legacy box to take these strange tiny video tapes my mother made of me at synchronized swimming competitions (with Mom commentary; cute now, embarrassing then…) and have it in a format my 3 year old daughter could watch. They have been carted between a few houses over the years and I always wondered if I could get at the gems within. That would be amazing to win.

  123. Debbie Patwin says:

    Well, if you’re into old folks acting stupid like I am, you’d want me to get our videos and pics digitized so they can live on in perpetuity, for embarrassments sake if nothing else! Me, my hubby and our best friends love to have parties that are themed with costumes required. Themes like: Chicago Speakeasy, Pimp and Ho, 70s Groove, Hoe Down (with an actual Ho who did fall down line dancing), Pirate Murder Mystery, to name a few. Over the last couple of years we’ve expanded to Events: a Try-Athalon (we’re all a bit older, so less challenging bike, walk and swim) where the winner gets to select which charity the entry fees gets donated to; a Variety Show – complete with 3 old gals doing a dance (in costume) to Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog); and Movie Nights like toga party for Animal House. These memories aren’t just for me…. they are for the world to see!

  124. leslie says:

    I would love to get my mother’s NYC cabaret act on something more lasting and practical than the VHS tapes they’re on now as well as her winning an elephant-back riding race in Central park for which she was dressed in neon colors of polyester chiffon.That is NOT a lie!! I also have a video of my husband cracking a raw egg on my head and me tearing after him with the intention of ripping his throat from his bearded neck. Actually, I have thirty years of these types of marital and parental bliss. What kind of package does THAT require?

  125. Kat Mannix says:

    I’d love to get all the old reel-to-reel tapes my mom has of letters from my dad converted. She has Alzheimer’s now and can’t remember what his voice sounded like.

  126. Lisa McInnis says:

    My brother and his friends did an action spy movie when they were teens and I have a cameo in it, I think I was 8 or 10, approx. 43 or 45 years ago. Would love to get it “revived” and show it to him for his upcoming 60th birthday! Thanks for the chance.

  127. Artt Vernon says:

    Hi! I’m interested in the Legacy Box service…..I have some extremely valuable pictures & tintypes of my great-grandparents homesteading in S.Dakota, living in a Conestoga wagon, where my great Aunt was born (in the wagon). I also will have an extensive timeline of
    photos of my to Loofa family, from birth- thru the difficult years -to adulthood.
    I can’t wait! Thanks, Art

  128. Patricia says:

    We have home movies that my uncle took in the 60s and 70s (including my parents wedding) that Id love to see preserved. Not to mention all our home videos of our kids being total nutballs.
    On a totally different topic, saw this and immediately thought of you Karen 🙂

  129. Rhonda Notschaele says:

    I would love get all of the kids video transferred.

  130. Nicole ohrlein says:

    Perfect timing! My mil dropped off a few vhs tapes fir my husband to convert to DVDs. I would love to be able to do this for him!

  131. Shawna Greyling says:

    My wedding photos are all on film and I would love for them to be digitized. Man, I feel old when I say that!

  132. JessD says:

    We had a house fire about 12 years ago, and slowly we’ve reaccumulated photos from friends and family to rebuild our collection. We would love to digitize to have some peace of mind about them for the future.

  133. Michelle says:

    Reading the comments above brought tears to my eyes. Good luck to you all. And it would be impossible to pick a winner. Tough job for you Karen! I went ahead and ordered the second package because at 40% off it is worth it. I did not dare try to win! I am going to use it to digitize my husband’s films and VHS from his family. He lost his father and Uncle to cancer a year apart then his great uncle and grandmother. I will also digitize the photos of my beautiful grey Arabian horses I lost the week after his father’s funeral. That was a tragic year of loss.

  134. Jenn Billesberger says:

    I wdon’t hold love t❤️ get some of my d “travelling” photos digitized as they are all on hard copy — many photos of big hair, suntans and debauchedy thr should be memorialized for my children!

  135. Liz says:

    I would love to transfer ALL of my children baby videos…..I haven’t watched any of them in many, many years! Oh, and also my wedding video – 31 years old!!!

  136. Morgan says:

    Thanks for this give away! When we were little my sister and I would make funny cassette tapes of us doing weird voices, singing songs, impersonating celebrities. I would love to have those on a DVD to give her for her 40th birthday this year.

  137. Marti says:

    Oh gosh, K, I’ve got some hideous 3/4″ videotapes (count on your fingers and toes how old those tapes are, right?) that I want transferred. Not sure about the rest of that crap.

    Hey…. how would I look with your hair? I might need a change from the “meh” ash blonde to something more excited. What’s the maintenance on that shade and cut like?

  138. Diane says:

    Umm. Pictures of me and my cousins as kids. And the really old photos, like my great-grandparents and such. I’d love to attach faces to names easily in my family tree. 🙂

  139. Stacey D says:

    My older parents have VHS tapes of my kids when they were young that they would love to watch but have long since got rid of their VHS player. I would love for them to be digitized so they could watch it!

  140. Amelia Naccarto-Coleman says:

    When our daughter graduated from college, my husband and I made her a VHS video. We told her closest friends and immediate family members to send us a video clip of themselves offering her personal advice on what to do or think about after graduation. We also took video clips of places where she grew up, went to school, traveled, etc and edited the clips to form a memory lane from past to future. The respondents were more creative than we ever imagined! Each one was unique. I especially loved the one of my mother ( her grandmother) passing on an old family recipe for tomato sauce. My mom has since passed away but whenever I start to feel down or lonely, I play this video and get great enjoyment watching my mom making and describing her favorite recipe. I would love to have this legacy giveaway to preserve these memories.

  141. Linda Bohling says:

    Love your posts and I am American. My head and heart exploded too when Trump became our 45th president. I am sooo embarrassed. Please forgive us.
    Love to all our world neighbors, Linda

  142. Adele Wilson says:

    There are so many I am not sure where to start. But how about all the videos of my now 22 year old daughter while growing up in Australia while her doting grandparents were her in Canada or maybe the various tv show guest appearances my ever so talented musician partner made in the 1980’s as a member of a number of mildly successful bands or the many, many photos and slides of grandparents and parents that I just had to drag out of my basement so that we can start renos.

  143. Leisa Joan says:

    Probably something with my daughter’s dad, as he passed away 3 years ago…

  144. christine hilton says:

    I was thinking this might be too hard to pick.Maybe a wedding photo of me and my first husband because my grandaughter won’t believe i actually married that moron or pictures of me when I thought I looked old and would kill to look that young now.

  145. KJ Konink says:

    My dad’s army photos!

  146. Teresa Perry says:

    I have a whole pile of VHS tapes of my kids when they were babies and, well, kids.
    Dance recitals, school field days, beating each other up in the livingroom, as well as tons of holiday videos. It would be a dream to even be able to see these as I no longer have a (working) VHS player.

  147. Suzanne G says:

    I would love to get my pictures of my parents and siblings digitized.

  148. Laura says:

    I would love to digitize the video of the 50th anniversary surprise party that we threw for my parents. It was the early 90s – the hair was big and the parents were surprised.

  149. Dana says:

    I’d like to have the home videos of the kids that are on those small VHS tapes digitized! Oh, the early 2000s, how you left us with so much outdated technology!

  150. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    Home videos of our children from years ago!!

  151. Shauna says:

    I’d love to have all of the videos of my 4 kids compiled!

  152. Heidi M says:

    My wedding video from the 90’s

  153. deenamac says:

    I would love to transfer all the old video tapes of my son’s entire childhood.

  154. SusanR says:

    My family took at trip to Japan, Australia and New Zealand when I was 11. My dad took hundreds of slides. (Not giving my age, but there are dinosaurs in some of the snaps.) My parents are both gone now and I would love to save and enjoy looking at those photos and pass them in to my nephew.
    Thank you.

  155. Wehaf says:

    I would get some childhood photos and slides digitized as a gift to my mom.

  156. Beth says:

    Baby pictures that were taken before digital era!

  157. Michelle says:

    Super8 film of my dad and uncle when they were small. My dad passed when I was 4 so it would be a wonderful way to know more about him.

  158. Shirley says:

    I’m a genealogist and I would love to have my old family videos and pictures preserved and stored on my computer forever.

  159. Ann A Brookens says:

    photos of my children’s childhood and

  160. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    I would love to get my dads music videos done. He passed away 20 years ago

  161. Alecia says:

    I would love to give this to my mom. My dad passed away unexpectedly 3 years ago, so it would be great to have all our old family movies put into a format we can actually view and all enjoy!

  162. Jean says:

    I would love to get my Great- Grandmothers photos and letters digitized, most from the 1800’s.

  163. Sarah says:

    I have been given the monumental task of organizing our family photos. I would really like to digitize them for safe keeping because, really people, who thought those albums with the sticky backs and plastic film were a good idea. The plastic film doesn’t stick, the backing ruins the photos or they don’t stick at all and everything ends up in one pile. Please help!

    If you really need a memory, I would have to say my childhood! My Dad recently passed away and I have many fond memories that he captured on film.

  164. Robin Holk says:

    My mother passed away two years ago. Every time I go to her house I find some little treasure she had seemingly left just for me. The last time I was there I found a very old reel of film. I know there’s something magical on that film. To see her face, laughing, holding me or my little brother, talking in her sweet little Mississippi accent… that would be amazing.

  165. I would love to have my wedding video and pictures digitized.

  166. Karen Jeanne says:

    I’d like to preserve the videos of the impromptu dance parties I had with my kids & the neighbor kids when they were all still small & thought I was cool. Thanks for the giveaway!

  167. Sandye says:

    I would love to have old photos and slides of my father in high school transferred.

    There are little to no photos of him because he was the youngest of five and his mother died when he was 13. When his father died when my father was 18, all the photos sort of disappeared. I did find a few photos and slides that are just great (like him going to prom or student body vice-president his sophomore year, which just amazes me that my quiet dad would do run for that office.)

  168. Myra says:

    Old reel-to-reel home videos and old 8-track tapes of my dad’s original music.

  169. Anne Sibley says:

    So many things that could be digitized, but especially the many, many slides from my childhood.

  170. Sara Benson says:

    Oh my gosh – all of my pre-digital pictures! Backpacking through Central America, my wedding, the birth of my first baby who is turning 14 this summer…getting these memories digitized and into memory books is a definite goal of mine. Thank you for the chance to win this amazing prize!!

  171. Phyllis Kraemer says:

    Anything and everything to do with my Mum…She went to heaven two years ago on April 6..and having been so lucky to have her in my life for so long…every token of her being with me is just so damn special…including the photo of me in my Easter outfit…pink and gray plaid, with a pink straw hat!…I thought I was quite the “toff”…!! About 10 days before she passed away …during a conversation about our Easter outfits… I mentioned my favourite…her wee face pursed…and I mean pursed!! curiously I asked…What was that face about…she then went on to tell me that she HATED that outfit…in the store…on me …at Easter…hilarious!!!! But she knew how much I loved it…so she kept quiet!!She was so funny…in the most proper of ways…we laughed and laughed…

  172. Jane S says:

    I’d love to transfer Christmas morning videos from when my children were young. And perhaps a few dance competitions.

  173. Anna Lugowski says:

    I have so many tiny cassettes and DVDs from the last 12 years! No idea what is on many of them but would love to find out! And to use the nice box they are presently in for another purpose 😉

  174. Meghan says:

    Old reel videos from my husbands great aunt and my great aunt an old family photos

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