4 Occasions to Give Thoughtful DVD Gifts in The Digital Age

Important life landmarks such as births, weddings and anniversaries are the perfect opportunity for friends and family members to give gifts which really mean something to the recipient.

In the past, photo albums full of past memories, or VHS tapes of home video footage would have offered a considerate, touching and memorable gift. Whilst it is possible to transfer VHS tapes to DVD now, how is it possible to make this seem like the tangible, thoughtful gift that an album or video was in the past? Here are some ideas on how to make and present a considerate gift for any important occasion.

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VHS Always Made Great Presents

There are many reasons why we’ve all got loads of VHS still lying around our homes. It’s hard to deny that one of the main reasons we’ve got them piled up and gathering dust is because they once made for a great present. Once upon a time it was hard for a birthday or Christmas to come and go without someone buying you a VHS – and this meant that your collection got pretty big pretty fast. Now as you look to transfer your VHS to DVD, here is a look back at why they were once a great gift.

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Must-Watch Christmas Classics for the Festive Season

With December almost upon us, it’s definitely time to break out the festive films for some cosy movie nights. Here is a list of some of the top films for the season, many of which may be lurking in your VHS collection. To make sure these iconic films are preserved for many more movie nights over the coming years, be sure to transfer your videos to DVD.

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7 Reasons You Need to Transfer Your Videos to DVD

Look at that pile of old, dusty VHS stored in boxes in your basement. You know you need to do something about it. These boxes contain some of the most important moments of your life: birthday parties, the first time the Fairy Tooth visited you or that day you and your brother decided to dress up as warriors to conquer the neighbour’s garden. You don’t want to get rid of them – we get that – but you need to find a solution, so what about transferring them to DVD? We’ll give you 7 reasons that will definitely convince you to make a move.

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Love Is In the Air

We are now well into January and fast approaching February, the most important month on the romantic calendar. There is of course very good reason for this and it becomes ever more obvious the closer we move to the 14th of February.

Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to give your significant other a wonderful gift that really signifies your connection. One of the most difficult things about Valentine’s Day is picking out the perfect gift, and it’s far too easy to end up giving chocolates… again! In this blog we have put together a list of our favourite 3 gifts that work for both genders and are sure to put you very firmly in the good books;

Day Out

All couples have shared interests and things that they like to enjoy together, and this is a great place to start when looking for a gift. If you have a favourite band, sporting event or even a dancing event then buying tickets and planning a day or an evening together is a perfect way to make sure that you have a wonderful time.

 

Rejuvenated Memories

Here at Video 2 DVD we are experts in converting video to DVD and know that this is a great way to make sure those precious memories can be relived time and time again. Converting your wedding video to DVD or having your favourite picture enlarged and framed demonstrates that you value these memories and want to make more.

 

Clothing

Many partners are far too scared at the thought of getting their partner clothing, and indeed, getting them the right size can be a tricky thing to do correctly. Choose the exact right dinner jacket or little black dress though, and it will show that you are comfortable with them and also hint toward a romantic meal in the near future. A great way to avoid any ill-fitting clothing is to check the label for size and brand of your partners’ favourite clothes; this will give you a great idea of the size to buy and from where.

 

So if you’re struggling for ideas, worry not, as these three options should cover you for the next three February 14th’s. If we have inspired you to convert your old videos then don’t hesitate to contact us today and we will be happy to help.

You Wouldn’t Want to Miss It

There are some moments in life that can just pass you by, like the first coffee of the morning, or that joke your friend told you that you can’t remember because it wasn’t any good. But there are some that you really wouldn’t want to miss. Here are our favourite moments that really should be committed to film.

That Romantic Proposal

No matter how your significant other does it – whether they drop to one knee on a romantic trip to the Lake Garda, or even slur those loving words over pizza – being proposed to is a big deal – especially if you, y’know, say yes. And sure, while everyone films the resulting wedding, most people forget about the moment that started it all. Capturing the wedding proposal is a wonderful way to remember just how those blissful years together began.

Baby’s First Steps and Words

Ok, this might seem like a hard one to judge. Either you film your baby constantly, or you get lucky, but it’s totally magical if you can capture your child’s first steps or words on camera. Sure, you’ll remember the delight forever, running, screaming, calling up your mum and all your friends, but it’d be nice to let others witness the moment too. After all, it’s a big deal. And once you’ve got it on film, you can watch it back 15 years later and wonder what ever happened to that sweet, innocent kid!

First Day of School and Final Graduation

What could be better than book-ending your kid’s academic career? There are few moments as important as their first day of school, decked out in an ill-fitting uniform, designed to last for years, and a nervous smile. And no parent will want to forget the end of years in education, as they proudly swish their robe and collect their graduation certificates. In fact, it’ll be tough to tell who’s prouder – them or you.

If you’ve got any of these moments stashed away on video, relax, they’re not lost forever. If you wish to relive the moment, or cherish and share those memories, then we can definitely help. Here at Video 2 DVD Transfers we specialise in VHS to DVD transfers, and we’d love to help you see and share those moments again. Just contact us on 0800 592433 or email us at sales@video2dvdtransfers.co.uk to find out how we can assist you today.

Make It in the Movies

When people wonder what we do here at Video2DVD Transfers, one of the first things we tell them is how we transfer videos of weddings to DVD. And sure, that’s a key part of any VHS to DVD transfer we perform. Especially since a wedding is one of those special, once-in-a-lifetime moments that people will want to watch again and again for years to come. A lot like a child’s first birthday, or their christening. But that’s not the only kind of movies we convert to DVD. Here are a few more kinds of videos that we can transfer for you.

 

School Play

We’ve all seen them, and all pretended to enjoy them. Whether it’s the summer production or the Christmas nativity, your kid took such pride in being on-stage, and we know you did too. Sure, they might not appreciate it so much now they’re older, but you’ll still want to remember that time when they wowed the audience with a flawless reading of ‘To be or not to be…’ There’s an added bonus to getting your kid’s school play put onto DVD too. If something goes wrong, brilliant, you can send it in to You’ve Been Framed too.

School Disco

Before Americans came along and forced the whole prom night-limousine-tuxedo business on us, the disco was the highlight of the school year. Starting the night nervously fiddling with your dress or those cufflinks your mother made you wear, and wondering whether that special someone will dance with you. Ending the night, high on jelly sweets and Tizer, jigging to Spandau Ballet’s True. Good times. You know what they say: if you remember your first school disco, you weren’t there, man. Well, prove them wrong with a DVD copy of the night.

 

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Homemade Movies

Do you remember when you first got hold of a camcorder? How did it make you feel? Excited? Nervous? That you were a budding Steven Spielberg? Hey, we all have to start somewhere. Sure, that homemade movie might seem a bit embarrassing now. I mean, stunt-work basically involves you hurling yourself over the hood of your dad’s car, and special effects consist of cap guns and you and your friends shouting ‘Bang!’ as loudly as possible. But it’d be a shame not to keep a copy, watch it with your mates, or even hide it away from your significant other. That’s why converting them to DVD is a great idea. It might not be your crowning moment, but it was probably the most fun you’ve had with a video camcorder.

Maybe you have some of these old videos stashed away in your garage, loft or even hidden under the bed. If you have, then we can help transfer them to DVD for you. For more info about your affordable VHS to DVD transfers, just contact us on 0800 592433 and we’ll be happy to help.

Why Memories Make the Best Gifts

Giving somebody memories for their birthday or Christmas admittedly sounds a bit strange, but we’re sure you know what we mean! However, if you don’t, let us tell you that there are plenty of ways to do it these days including: photo books, photo albums, and, of course, the wonderful gift of transferring old home movies on VHS to DVD so that your loved ones can watch them back on current technology! Memories really do make the best gifts and we’re going to tell you why…

Remember the Good Times!

How do you feel when you remember certain times in your life? Joyous, warm and happy – we’re sure you’ve found yourself smiling outwardly because of what you’re thinking about! Just imagine giving this gift to somebody that you love – how would they react? Remembering brings back emotions and makes you feel young again, which is why it’s a fantastic gift for special birthdays and anniversaries.

A Gift that Just Keeps On Giving!

With a home movie or photo album, your gift will live on forever. The loved one who is receiving the gift will be able to look through an album or stick on a home movie whenever they feel like it, therefore the gift of memories is certainly a gift that just keeps on giving!

Incredibly Personal and Unique!

There is nothing more personal and unique than this gift – you cannot buy memories from a shop! Well, we can help you to transfer your old films, however you’re the one who has created the memories, making this gift wholly unique; no one else will have it but you and whoever you’ve given a copy of the film to! You can make it even more special by creating a personalised cover!

Shows You Care

Nothing shows you care more than a thoughtful gift, and this is exactly what an old home movie on DVD is. It shows that you’ve gone to a real effort to give a gift full of meaning, rather than simply buying a cheap pair of socks from the supermarket!

Bring Your Old Memories to Life

So, if you truly love someone, give them the gift of memories to show that you really care! It‘s wonderfully personal and will certainly help you both to remember the happy times forever!  So go on, bring your old memories to life again!

At Video2DVD we’re specialist in VHS to DVD transfers, and we always provide our customers with high quality products! For more information about how we can restore your memories, please get in contact with us – call 0800 592433 or 01926 461505 to speak to us today.