Recording videos has become very commonplace in our culture. Whether it be an old-fashioned camcorder or a new-fangled digital device, most people have some kind of video-recorder in their possession.
While my husband is the handyman when it comes to handling the camera-work, I just figured out how to get my compact digital camera to record video footage last week...and I've had the thing for over six months.
Thanks to my honey, we now enjoy pulling out the tapes we recorded of our son's first year in baseball and watching the birthday/holiday movies my sister emails us throughout the year. And I still have the video (somewhere) of my 30th birthday bash I threw for myself. Then there's the 8 minute clip of our wedding ceremony...my brother-in-law forgot to turn the camera on until just before we exchanged our vows.
All of these home movies hold great value to me, and my kids love to watch them over and over again (they're 3 and 4 years old). And in time, they'll mean even more as we grow older. Truly a treasure in time.
If you haven't recorded any yourself, I recommend giving it a try...it's easier than you might think. If you do have footage such these, then consider what more you can do to capture your life and the lives of those you love when you include stories from your life on film.
Learn more about making personal home videos.