As a mother, I have found that it comes with a plethora of memories and keepsakes that I both want to never get rid of, but also want to preserve. Everything from drawings and scrapbook pages to clay keepsakes and lego creations. Because things get damaged, broken, lost, or just need to be rebuilt, I am always looking for ways to perfectly capture and preserve memories. I have found the perfect solution and one that every mom could use in order to capture and digitize your child’s creations!
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I’m not sure about you, but I love a great kickstarter campaign. There are amazing inventions there every day that make our lives easier and better in many ways. I had the pleasure of meeting Aarom from SHOTBOX this past month and I got to play with his newest amazing creation. (If you’re familiar with the cricut, yeah, he was involved in creating that too.)
Moms, digitize your child’s creations with the SHOTBOX!
When I saw his newest project, I KNEW it was an amazing concept that moms everywhere could love and appreciate. It’s basically a “scanner” that allows you to take pictures and video with your phone, point and shoot, or dslr to digitize pretty much anything that can fit into the box. You can add backgrounds and a basic white backdrop inside of it to make it a perfect canvas. Our children young and old spend hours working on amazing drawing, lego masterpieces, and crafts. Whether they’re breakable, need to be taken apart to be used again, or take up too much literal space, the SHOTBOX allows you as a mom to digitize your child’s creations and save it quickly and easily.
Just a few ways that you can use a SHOTBOX to keep a digital record of childhood memories and family treasures
The lighting in the shotbox allows even a phone camera to make scanner quality images. This means it’s easy to get high quality digital memories of both 3D and 2D items, whereas a scanner has limited function and capability.
- “Scan” scrapbook pages and awkwardly shaped photos and items to be digitally stored.
- Take high quality pictures and videos of sculpting and building projects, lego masterpieces, and other 3D items.
- Digitize your child’s crafts. And even video things like LEGO creations with an inexpensive small spinning platform.
- Take photo and video of items that you treasure in case they get lost or broken.
- Capture images and videos of your child’s favorite toys (maybe even their lovey in it’s new condition so that as it gets worn, you have something to dhow them as an adult).
- Keep visual record of items in a safe or lockbox.
- “Share” a keepsake between siblings or relatives.
- Get shots of your child’s rock collection, shell collection, or other collection that you’re probably not otherwise going to save.
- The possibilities are numerous!
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We recently moved from OKC to Boston and drastically downsized. There were some things that I wish I would have been able to keep in some capacity even if just a memory. I would have loved to be able to capture pictures of cards from family members, trinkets from our wedding, and other odds and ends that weren’t necessary to keep but had some value to me memory wise. They were just some random items that would be cool to show my kids one day, but that aren’t necessary to keep around just for show and tell 30 years down the road.
Even just for paper products, I love the SHOTBOX because I hate scanning things. I hate that it is always set up on a desk and has limited function. From wanting to be able to save and preserve scrapbook pages that are too large to fit into a scanner to wanting to be able to capture 3D memories, the SHOTBOX can actually do those things.
It weighs less than 5 pounds and collapses into a small footprint to be stored until needed again. It means my kids can’t get into it, it’s not taking up space, and it’s easily portable, say for when we visit family and want to get copies of images, scrapbook memories, and more.
Get yours to beautifully digitize all of your and your children’s creations!
Kara is an author and advocate for positive, grace-filled parenting. She is homeschooler to her 4 children living on a farm in New England. She believes in creative educational approaches to help kids dive deeper into a rich learning experience and has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development. She is passionate about connecting with and helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!