So what do you get your adult children for Christmas when they don’t need clothes and they buy their own toys? Here is an idea. Spoiler Alert: my adult children may or may not be getting this exact present for Christmas 2016.
You get them an external Terabyte hard drive like the one pictured here:
I know what you are thinking – why would this make the perfect Christmas Gift. Ahh! The answer is that when you give it to them – it is not empty. You give them a life time of memories on one small disk that can either be plugged into a computer or a TV. A Terabyte can hold over a hundred hours of family videos and as many pictures as you have taken over a lifetime, with room to spare. Other items to consider putting on their drive are journals, scrapbooks, family history, wills, etc. Not only will this bring them hours of good memories – but it will also provide a safe backup of your most precious family memories. In a future posts, I will share some ideas on how to digitize and organize the photos and videos. More good news is that you can buy a hard drive like this for less than $60 on Amazon. Here is a link for those who are interested:
One warning about this gift – you may want to start now to have plenty of time to assemble and organize the family memories. But don’t obsess about getting it all – because it is a portable hard drive, you can always add updates and additional items later.