GET ORGANIZED TO PRESERVE STORIES

Leave legacies not clutter

BUILD CONNECTIONS

INFLUENCE OTHERS

SHIFT PERSPECTIVES

Your family, career or organizational collections help to tell your stories but they are more likely to end up in the trash, become damaged, or remain buried in attics and basements.

Inherited clutter overwhelms us, we lose our family connections as each generation passes, and younger generations never see the value of or become influenced by the perspectives of our elderly or military service member’s stories. 

BECOME THE CONFIDENT GUARDIAN OF YOUR LEGACY

Reconnect through photos. When we dig through and organize our photo collections we are reminded of why we cherish those memories and of the memories of those no longer with us.

Influence future generations even after we are gone. To understand our histories and what makes us who we are is the foundation of building resilience and a healthy perspective of where we came from and where we are headed.

Understand different perspectives by putting the pieces back together. Our collections are pieces of the larger puzzle of the story of our lives and of our Nation. 

Helping You Achieve Success

From overwhelmed to overjoyed

My 3-step process focuses on organization and curation before we create anything. I’ll guide you in the process and we will take it one step at a time. This systematic approach reveals the pieces that will become part of the larger puzzle of a personal, career, or organizational legacy. You will feel less anxious, disconnected, and overwhelmed and instead be empowered to step into the role of the designated historian to preserve and share your  legacy for generations. If you don’t know where to start or how to get to the end result, I will help you.

1 - PREPARE

    • Pre-Plan
    • Sort and Organize

2 - PRESERVE

    • Scanning and Digitizing
    • Manage Digital Assets
    • Store Privately and Securely

3 - PRESENT

    • Create a Lasting Legacy
    • Share Your Story

At Halcyon Reflections we know that you want to be a confident guardian of your legacy. In order to do that, you need to be organized without the clutter and confusion. The problem is you have or have inherited boxes of photos, documents, and other memorabilia which makes you feel overwhelmed and confused about what to do with it all or where to start. I believe our history deserves to be preserved and shared for generations and not locked up in boxes of clutter. 🧡  We understand losing loved ones creates a great loss of not only the person but also of the shared stories and connections that make us who we are and are yet to become. This is why I bring techniques as a certified photo manager with an education background in Library and Information Science to give you the tools and resources to organize and preserve your legacy that will last for generations.

Testimonials

“A huge thanks to MKCS Tina Claflin (ret) and her company, Halcyon Reflections! Her video/digital production during our Gala and event program keepsake really knocked it out of the park. If you’re looking for ways to preserve your personal, family, or company’s history, look no further…we guarantee you will not be disappointed.”
~ Randy Reid, USCG (ret.)

Executive Director, Chief Petty Officers Association

“Magnificent! That’s how we would describe the finished work on my Uncle Foster’s book“.

~ Lori Schue

“The Foundation for Coast Guard History was excited to partner with Halcyon Reflections on the USCGC Angela McShan Logbook project for one simple reason — we knew that we’d be partnering with a professional who has exceptional artistic talent that meets deadlines and who has the attention to detail in the final product that we demanded. And the final product was just that, exceptional. Without question, we intend to work with Halcyon Reflections again in the future.” 

~Gary Thomas, CDR USCG (ret.)

Executive Director, Foundation for Coast Guard History

It would be hard to find a more talented young businesswoman than Tina Claflin. She and I have worked on three major projects together and she has exceeded my expectations each time. Each one pertained to family stories and military memories and she definitely “gets” it. In addition to being smart and articulate and highly organized, she is creative and professional and has the necessary digital computer skills to bring each project to life. She actually listens and incorporates the ideas of her client, and also makes helpful suggestions of her own. Best of all, she treats each family history as though it was her own. Our next project will be a book on my husband’s military career, and I already know it’s going to be better than I can imagine. Our stories are priceless and Tina has the heart to preserve them”. 

~Eva Ann Long Graham

Author, Historian

About Me

As I retired from the Coast Guard after 22 years of active duty service, I began to reflect on what influenced my career along the way. At a very young age, one of the most important seeds planted in my desire to serve in the Coast Guard was from my uncle who also served. After we lost him at a very young age, I always wished I had somehow captured his “sea stories” and honored his legacy as the direct influence it was on my own career. I wanted a way to reflect on his service and remember him. Likewise, I find myself saying this about my grandparents and many others who are no longer with us…”I wish“.

I am passionate about helping families and organizations create more permanent and meaningful legacies that  can be passed down for generations.

HALCYON
REFLECTIONS

HALCYON /ˈhalsēən/

adj. [reflections of] a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.

“the halcyon days”

HALCYON DAYS

Not from successful love alone,
Nor wealth, nor honored middle age, nor victories of politics or war,
But as life wanes, and all the turbulent passions calm,
As gorgeous, vapory, silent hues cover the evening sky,
As an indescribable softness, fullness, rest, suffuse the spirit and frame, like freshier, balmier air,
As the days take on a mellower light, and the apple at last hangs really finished and indolent-ripe on the tree,
Then for the teeming quietest, happiest days of all!
The brooding and blissful halcyon days!

~ WALT WHITMAN

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