October 5, 2009

Home Movie Day

If you're lucky enough to have grown up with a video camera in your home you probably have a wealth of home movies. There are those who might even have reels of old 8mm or 16mm of their parents and grandparents.

This October 17th is the day to dig them out, dust them off and show them. Home Movie Day is an international event started to bring friends and families together to share their home movies. This is also a great event to have at your church, social club, family reunion or employee picnic. What a great way to bring people together and learn more about them.

You can even make a game out of it! Have everyone put their movies into a box or bag. A designated "Movie Master" will randomly pull them out and play them. Then everyone can try and recognize people in the movie and identify who's movie it is. You can cap the event off with your own awards ceremony by handing out faux Oscar trophies for catagories like "Most Embarrasing Movie," "Cutest Baby" and "Most Memorable."

So mark your calendars. Gather your family, your neighbors and/or your friends and share that sentimental celluloid, those vintage VHS's, or your DVDs of days gone by. And don't forget the popcorn!


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