Special2Us & Ideal Homes Show… what on earth… WHY?

We’re really excited… the team of Special2Us remember the “flower power” times of velour wallpaper, orange swirly carpets & Anaglypta ceilings which means that we’re of an age where family photography was created around Instamatics, KodaChrome, Box Brownies & Olympus Trips.

Oh my goodness didn’t we look young?

Fast forward to 2018, the issue is the challenge of the photo albums on the top shelf, the boxes of slides in the attic & the Super8 films (somewhere in a box in the garage?)…  Marvellous memories but clutter & inconvenient, along with being vulnerable from a burst pipe or dust or even just getting crushed up with other memorabilia

Another challenge being partners & younger/older family members is the chorus of “have you got them sorted yet?”

Special2us can help in a number of ways:

  • we can scan everything & store the digital images on a private secure, family website… this means that all the precious pictures are safe, secure & accessible via your phone, tablet or laptop (from anywhere at any time).. but also that should you want, you can then put away or get rid of all the physical clutter such as albums, boxes of photos & fading documents
  • we can help you add reminiscences & family stories to the pictures so each image has your family & friends talking about what they remember of the day & the place & the time (with a written transcript of the voice recording)
  • we can help photo improve the images (restore the colour or disguise scratches etc)
  • we can help with making photos & voices easily accessible to older members of the family (Special2Us has been working with the Alzheimer’s Society & Motor Neuron Disease Association along with a number of care homes in order that relatives & friends – old & young – can easily stay in touch)

and of course, one of the by-products of having all your photos & voices stored one the web is that you can view them on your TV… looking at the imagery in Hi Definition & listening to the family in digital sound (… a far cry from the compact cassettes & sticky-backed photo albums of old!)

…. Special2Us is running a prize draw for tickets to this year’s Ideal Homes Show (Olympia) 2018… watch out for details

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