SOLUTIONS TO ORGANIZING AND PRESERVING YOUR PHOTO, DOCUMENT, AND MEMORABILIA COLLECTIONS TO MAKE THEM ACCESSIBLE FOR GENERATIONS. 

VETERANS

FAMILIES

NON-PROFITS

Remove the anxiety in your life caused by accumulated boxes of personal history. These boxes hold family stories, memories, military histories, or organizational archives. The longer they are stored in boxes, the more likely they will be ruined, lost, or thrown away. I will help you process your collections, organize and preserve them so that you can create future legacies. No more worries of damaged collections from environmental or technology disasters.

HALCYON
REFLECTIONS

HALCYON /ˈhalsēən/

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

“the halcyon days”

Helping You Achieve Success

From overwhelmed to overjoyed

My process focuses on organization and curation before we create anything. This systematic approach reveals the pieces that will become part of the larger puzzle of a personal or organizational legacy. I will help you take the burden out of what to do with all “the stuff”, highlight what’s important, and piece together the clues to create a permanent legacy. If you don’t know where to start or how to get to the end result, I will help you.

Pre planning and inventory

Sorting and organizing

Scanning and digitizing

Help with the technology

Oral histories

Creating custom memory books

Client Samples

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Do you have a veteran in your life that you want to help preserve their story? I can help you organize, permanently save, and preserve those materials to help tell their story for generations.

 

 

 

 

Are you overwhelmed by your family collections? Printed and digital photos tell the story of your life history as well as the memorabilia we keep. I’ll help you organize and preserve them for generations. Get the outdated media out of those boxes and preserve your family legacy!

 

 

 

 

Are you affiliated with a non-profit organization and struggling to organize your history and content? I can help you organize and preserve the valuable information that works to serve your members. 

 

 

 

 

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 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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