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Wacky Wednesday – VCR Day

Just about any day can be attributed to some kind of holiday or day of recognition. Today is no exception. Today, June 7, is also known as VCR Day. I’m not sure where it originated (or when.) Those in my generation, or anyone living in the 80s and 90s especially, will remember(fondly or not) those days before dvd, blu-ray, or streaming. When we struggled to remember to rewind our videos before returning them to the video rental store or, in some cases, the pharmacy. Sometimes, if you were unlucky enough your “tape” would get a kink somewhere and find itself wrapped around the inside of the VCR, never to be watched again. Gone now are the days of getting excited to see your teacher wheel a big, heavy TV into the classroom and knowing that we were watching a movie(or educational video) rather than staring at a chalkboard.

Looking for a way to celebrate? Dig that old VCR and those VHS tapes out of the attic, or go find one at a thrift store for $4 and throw a VCR party? Maybe dig out those old home movies on VCR and show them to your kiddos. Maybe take that cheap, thrift store VCR and a screwdriver and let your little ones take them apart and see how they worked. Another idea, is to check out this VCR tape craft from Artistshelpingchildren.org

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12 Comments

  1. Ashley

    The first time my kids saw a VHS tape they tried to open it looking for the DVD. I still have some old VHS but no way o play them!

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  2. Rebecca Bryant

    My son knows what VHS tapes are but you should have seen the look on his face when he saw an 8 track for the first. It was priceless.

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  3. Kristin

    Oh my goodness. I haven’t seen a VCR in so long. I bet my mom still has her VHS tapes collection. Bwah!

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  4. Nicole Aguilar

    I love this! I still have a ton of VHS and it kills me that the youngins’ don’t know what they are.

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  5. reesa

    MY dad still watches his VHS’ and recently asked for a new VHS and we couldn’t find one for under $100! It’s crazy! We have so many great movies on VHS to watch too!

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  6. Dawn Nieves

    I never remembered to rewind my tapes! Lol!! It’s feels like so long ago VHS was a thing. My kids have never seen them.

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  7. Milena

    I’m just in the process of having all of our family VHS films made into DVD’s. I love not having the bulk of tapes anymore!

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    1. carriechance@yahoo.com (Post author)

      I really want to have that done but not sure where to start. I would love information on how you do that? Is there a company that you are using?

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  8. Emily

    My Grandma just sent me a bunch of VHS tape Disney movies I used to watch when I was little. She wanted me to share them with my kids, but we do not have a VCR. We have even transitioned away from a Blueray player and typically only stream movies, it is a lot nicer to not have to store movies in my house!

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  9. Anitra | The Mom On the Move

    I still own a VCR AND VHS tapes. All the Disney Classics and Toy Story. My dad also had a BetaMax. When my kids watch them and say hoe bad the quality of the video is. I tell them to go watch something else. LOL

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  10. Pamela

    I have so many VCR tapes but no VCR. I wonder if I could find a VCR. Bring back so many memories

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    1. carriechance@yahoo.com (Post author)

      I’ve seen lots at Goodwill and other resale stores 🙂

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