Back-to-School and Childhood Memories

By Shannon Gurnee
In Back-to-School
August 24, 2014


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Can you believe it’s already time for our kids to go back to school?  Where did the time go?  Between Frank and I, we now have 6 kids in the following grades: 8th grade, 6th grade, 5th grade (x2), 3rd grade and 1st grade!  I love looking back on the years and their school pictures.  It brings back a euphoria of feelings and memories.

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I get those same memories when I look back on my school photos.  While I don’t really have access to my photos as a young child, I do have some from when I took my own camera to school (not a smartphone either).  We’re talking about the camera that you had to wind through to take another picture.  The big deal was when I went to a camera with 35mm film – ha ha!  Wow, I really feel like I’m dating myself now.

If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of pictures from the past.  That was when we actually used to turn the film in and pay to have the pictures printed out.  Or maybe you have video footage.  Oh how I wish I had the video footage from when I was a kid in school.  If only we had a service such as YesVideo to help preserve and share our memories back then.

I know, I know.  Bummer we didn’t have a service back then, right?  Well, at least we have it now!  With YesVideo, you can transfer VHS tapes, film, photos and even an entire scrapbook to DVD and online!  More than 5 million families have trusted YesVideo with these precious memories.  With YesVideo, you’ll get custom scenes using their patented algorithms; recorded audio in high-quality Dolby Digital; the return of original tapes (along with new DVD movies); and the repair of damaged videotapes!  YesVideo is an awesome company and one that you can trust with your precious memories!

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In celebration of the back-to-school season, YesVideo has some fun contests going on!  Here are a few of them:

– Blast back to school with YesVideo and share your favorite old school photo for a chance to win big!  YesVideo is giving away a $50 YesVideo gift card and a $50 Walmart gift card to one random winner selected from photo entries on their Facebook page.  Enter HERE.

– Love sharing photos on Instagram?  YesVideo is providing another way to win a $25 Walmart gift card by sharing your old school photo.  Tag @YesVideo on Instagram and hashtag your photo #MyMemoryLane to enter!  Enter HERE.

– Want more ways to win an iTunes gift card?  For two weeks, YesVideo is giving away ten $10 iTunes gift cards!  Watch their Facebook page for daily ways to win!  Enter HERE.


1 lucky winner will win a Back-To-School Prize Pack (valued at $150), including $75 worth of school supplies, $25 iTunes gift card and $50 YesVideo gift card!!!

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What is one of your favorite back-to-school memories?

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are mine.



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

31 Responses to “Back-to-School and Childhood Memories”

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  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    My mom hardly took any pictures of us back in the day, so I would really have to look hard for some photos.

  3. Lori G says:

    Most of my pictures disappeared. What a good idea to have the ones today preserved.

  4. My mom has all of my younger pictures. I need to get copies!

  5. Amber C. says:

    MY favorite back to school memories were when I was homeschooled and I got to do my school work with my mom and my sister! I also enjoyed public school while I was there but nothing like doing school in your pj’s! 🙂

  6. Felicia says:

    Oh yes, I have plenty of “cute” back to school photos of myself! ha! Your boys look so handsome!

  7. Krystal says:

    I like to get all my photos organized! I think it will be important for my kiddo to look back and see!

  8. I get a good laugh looking at my old pictures. I am sure my kids will do the same.

  9. Brett says:

    as the youngest of 8, there’s not a ton of pics of me in existence. there’s enough to laugh at how horrible the styles were!!

  10. Those are great childhood pictures of you. Thanks for the great giveaways. WalMart, iTunes, and YesVideo. Thanks!!

  11. Shell says:

    Yes Video sounds like a great way to capture these school memories! I can’t believe it’s already back to school time.

  12. Liz Mays says:

    I didn’t realize they could repair damaged video tapes. Now that is a good thing to know.

  13. Yes, it’s hard to believe school is back in session once again. Love the pic of you. I remember 80s, 90s bangs, lots of Aquanet.

  14. Theresa says:

    I always cringe at my old school photos. I often wonder what my mom was thinking letting me dress myself lol. This does sound like an awesome service though!

  15. deb says:

    I’m not sure if there are many photos from my childhood. I’ll have to ask and see if I can locate them. It would be great to have them transfered to this format for preservation.

  16. Amanda says:

    I wish we had all of today’s technology back in school, lots of lost memories! Thanks for sharing this contest

  17. Veronica says:

    they seem happy to go back to school. Very nice picture! My daughter is a senior this year so I will have to do the senior pictures

  18. I always make sure to take pictures of the kids during the school year. I have to make sure I have something to embarrass them with later! =D

  19. I always loved shopping for new clothes and school supplies for back to school!

  20. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    My favorite memory’s of back to school would have to be getting to catch up with all your friends you had not seen all summer. It was always fun getting to pick out new clothes as well.

  21. I used to love back to school season when I was younger!! I loved being in school way more than being at home!

  22. Christie says:

    I love that you can do this online! I have so many VHS tapes I need to transfer

  23. I really miss back to school time myself. It almost makes me want to enroll in another degree program.

  24. Tracey says:

    I love looking at old pictures. I’m sure one day my kids will look at old pictures of me and laugh!

  25. Rebecca Parsons says:

    My favorite back to school memory is when my first day my best friend showed up for school when she was supposed to have moved.

  26. Great memories! I’ll have to start going through old pics and see what we have.

  27. Rosey says:

    I don’t have any pictures of myself in school. My gram had them all and when she passed they went to my mom.

    I told her I’m going to come and scan some. 🙂

    I like the services Yes Video provides. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

  28. Dina says:

    old school photos are so hard to look at. I have a few I need to dig out though.

  29. Erica says:

    My school friends are always digging up old pictures of me to compare with my daughter! My kids go to the same schools I went to and some of the teachers are still there!

  30. Shell Feis says:

    I have SO many great school memories! I loved being in school and was so excited to send my son off to kindergarten on Monday so he can begin his adventure. I posted a pic on Instagram for the contest!

  31. Amanda says:

    I had some serious 80s and 90s “mall hair”. My back to school pictures were terrible for many years LOL!

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