FAQ

Yesteryear.me is the gift of memories.       Our editors hand craft your photos and stories into a priceless heirloom video or narrative.          

        How To Use Yesteryear.me

Go to the Create Project Page From there you can select a theme, music, custom title and Due Date (date the recordings and photos must be submitted).  Not sure what you want to create?  Check out our Project Ideas Menu to see how others have used MemoryShare.

Invite Friends and Family To Share A Memory.  You can invite loved ones to contribute a memory to your video through email and Facebook.  If you want to invite someone who does not use email have their invitation sent to your email address. Then you can print the invitation and mail it to them.

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Each participant you invite will receive an invitation with detailed instructions and success tips for sharing a memory, but here is an overview of the process.

1. Tell Your Story.  You can record your memory using either a smartphone or a traditional phone.

Smartphone.  Use your iphone or android phone and free apps to record and send your story to us.  

Traditional Phone.  Call our toll free number to record your story.  It is just like leaving a message on an answering machine.  You can listen to your recording and re-record it before you save it.  No pressure!

2. Send Your Photos.  Select between 1 and 10 photos that illustrate your story.  The actual number is up to you.  Then scan and email your photos to us.  If you do not have the ability to scan and email photos, the UPS store and other similar organizations will do it for you for a small fee.  Easy Peasy!

That’s it!  The day after the Due Date that you select we will send you an invoice for Video Production of the actual number of recordings we received. Upon receipt of payment we will create a beautiful video from the memories and photos your friends and family shared.  Then we will send you a link so you can download and share your video.  If you wish, we will burn it to a DVD with a custom label and mail it to you for an additional fee.  

You will receive your video link 3 days from the date we receive payment for Video Production.  If you have a special request please contact us and we will do our very best to accommodate you. 

“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.”  Helen Keller

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The Greatest Gift Of All: What Our Elderly Desire Most

A couple of years ago I was walking out of a condo and overheard a slightly disheveled but very polite man ask the door attendant to call a taxi for him. The attendant said no. My husband picked me up and as we drove out the driveway I had him pull over.  I offered to call a taxi for the man. It was a small thing, nothing really, but the man was incredibly grateful, oddly grateful.  Why did that mean so much to him?

When contemplating our own mortality most of us want to feel that we have had some impact on the world. Our children and grandchildren are our legacy and hopefully, carry the best parts of ourselves forward. But the fact is we can never really know how much of a difference we make. As we near the end of the time we have been given, the thing our hearts long for the most is to know just that.

My first non-friends-and-family client changed my business – I help people tell their life stories. Debbie wanted to give my services to her parents for Christmas, but her father had Alzheimer’s Disease and he was just too advanced. So instead, each of their 8 grandchildren (from age 37 to 9, from Alaska to Florida) wrote and recorded their favorite memories of their grandparents. I turned the recordings and some old photos into a video that they were all able to watch Christmas Day. I see Debbie occasionally around town, and every time I see her she thanks me for the video. Her father passed away the following May.

If someone you love is ill or elderly please make a point of letting them know how they have affected your life. To know in the end that you have really made a difference in the lives of those you love just may be the greatest gift of all.

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