LivesArchived may primarily be used to create archives for individual people or families. However, it’s also a great space to store documents from special events! Multiple people can contribute to an archive with just a one-time fee, so you can start an archive for an event and invite those who attended. Others can easily register for a LivesArchived account to contribute to an archive. And it can save you a lot of time by not having to gather all the photos, videos, and other documents you need to showcase your event forever.
Here’s a list of some major life events that would be worth saving and exhibiting in an online archive:
Everyone loves sharing weddings photos on Facebook or other social media, but this method may not be as secure as you think. With an online archive, you can preserve the memories of your or a loved one’s big day and be sure that it’s preserved forever through the Internet Archive. LivesArchived also supports multiple file types. So in addition to wedding photos, you can upload videos, audio files of speeches or music performed, and documents like the marriage certificate!
Most anniversaries may not get as much public celebration as weddings, but we think milestone anniversaries are just as deserving of recognition! Whether the couple has been together for 20 or 50 years, LivesArchived can accommodate hundreds of your photos and files. Include photos and videos from a recent anniversary celebration as well as past documents that showcase their relationship!
Another major event in many people’s lives is graduation. Whether it’s from high school, college, or graduate school, one’s accomplishment’s deserve time in the spotlight! Most people’s awards and certificates from their past education end up in boxes. Why not display those athletic, academic, and other achievements in a public online archive? Show off the awards at your grad party, then add photos from graduation and the party later!
Whether you’re celebrating your child’s first birthday or your parent’s 70th, you can also exhibit milestone birthdays at LivesArchived. You can prepare a slideshow of memories from the past year to show at the party or document your memories from the celebration itself!
- Family Reunions
Family reunions often provide opportunities for distant family to reconnect, reshare their history, and make new memories. If your family has an annual reunions, this event may be the perfect time to start and share a family archive. Use the archive to record your genealogy research or compile documents held in several households. The best way to record a whole family’s history is to have as many people contribute their stories after all!
Like reunions, holidays often allow family to spend time with each other. Take the opportunity during some of your time off from work to document annual holiday memories in an archive! Whether you want to cherish religious holidays like Christmas or Easter, treasure summer picnics from the Fourth of July or Labor Day, or celebrate New Year’s, LiveArchived can safely store these memories and organize them into albums.
Do you have ideas for more major events worth archiving? If so, share them with us! The uses of LivesArchived can be creative and endless.
As an example, Kathy Hunt has created an archive documenting her book launch!