I have a super talented friend, Wendy Smedley. When I received an email with her new online project I didn't hesitate to jump on board. Wendy has teamed up with Studio Five to help us get our old photos out of the shoebox and into the digital world. I'd love for you to join us!
What is Project Shoebox?
Project Shoebox is the incentive you need to empty that shoebox of old photos. Heirloom photos to forgotten prints, everyone has photos to reclaim and rediscover. The Project Shoebox community, curated and hosted by Studio 5 contributor Wendy Smedley, is a safe place to learn how to archive and share photos, collect old stories, and organize treasured images in a safe place.
The Project Shoebox challenge is simple. Just scan one old photo. Then share it. Collect stories. And feel the satisfaction. You will have created a memory with a memory.
Find our community of Shoeboxers on Facebook. We’ll answer questions, and help you dive into your stash of the past!
Project Shoebox launches at 11am on Studio 5at KSL-TV on January 30th.
the subsequent dates are
- Tuesday, February 5
- Monday, February 11
- Tuesday, February 19
- Tuesday, February 26
This photo is more precious than gold to me. It's me and my Grandpa Clell. I have no idea what year it was taken or what we were doing. What I do know is that it's the only photo I have of just my grandpa and I. My grandfather passed away when I was only in the second grade. I didn't get a lot of time with him but yet I can still remember so many wonderful things about him. I also remember silly things like my Grandma making eggs and bacon for him or that he would take naps in the basement. It's hard to write down in words the love I feel for him. Now this photo no longer only lives in a picture frame, it's on my phone and my computer.
Now I challenge you to dig out an old photo and get it scanned in, you'll be so happy you did.