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@1000memories is launching an online giveaway to announce their redesigned website and a new photo service called shoeboxes. Just in time for Mother's Day gift giving, has new ways to help busy moms turn the memories stuffed in shoeboxes to life. is an online service that offers a new take on traditional photo albums; changing the way people share photos from their past. Recently featured in Oprah Magazine, 1000Memories helps you collect and organize family photos from your past with their latest offering called shoeboxes.

Shoeboxes are easy-to-make collections of photos from the past. Some are built to capture an event (1983 High School Graduation, for example). Others have broader themes (say, Santa Pictures). Through shoeboxes,1000memories is reinventing traditional photo albums by allowing users to invite different groups of family and friends to view and collaborate on a photo collection--or what 1000memories calls a shoebox.

"Shoeboxes are the solution for all the photos you kept in your closet or hard drive but never knew what to do with,'? says cofounder Rudy Adler. '??Unlike other photo-sharing services, shoeboxing is specifically designed to make it easy to preserve and share your photos from the past'?.

Users can add digital photos from their desktops or scan paper photos using the popular ShoeBox app. After uploading, they can then create as many shoeboxes as they like. Early users have been making shoeboxes to share childhood and family photos, collect pictures from a wedding or vacation, digitize scrapbooks, and tell life stories.

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The shoebox challenge

Here's how it works: From April 2 - 9, breathe new life into some of the amazing photos and momentos hidden away in your old albums, hard drives, and CDs by creating shoeboxes with your favorite photos from the past.

1. Register for free at and follow a few easy steps to create a shoebox
2. Share your favorite shoebox by posting the url in the comments section
3. On April 9, the 3 best shoeboxes will receive 1 free scanning kit from our partner ScanCafe to scan up to 1,000 photos, slides, and/or negatives (a $220 value)

Prize details: ScanCafe is the global lead in professional scanning services, having scanned over 65 million photos. Scanning kits are specially designed packing boxes to ship up to 1,000 photos to ScanCafe's facility to have them scanned for you. The service has a retail value of $220. Each photo is scanned by hand by a trained technician and a digital copy is automatically added to a private shoebox on 1000memories


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