Family heirlooms offer a priceless connection to our family history. However, for family heirlooms to remain meaningful, their stories must be passed on as well. Otherwise, they may end up in the garbage, at a thrift store or on an episode of ‘Pawn Stars’!
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It’s all too easy to assume that our children and grandchildren will value our family heirlooms as we do, and expect them to pass our treasured pieces down to their offspring. The truth is that unless stories accompany our heirlooms, younger generations are unlikely to understand their meaning within the family.
Do you have a favorite family heirloom? Do you know the story behind the piece? Who acquired it and why? Why was meaningful to them? Why is it meaningful to you? Will your children understand it’s importance the way you do?
~ Preserve the Stories ~
If you have family heirloom to pass on, it’s time to ensure its significance is passed on as well. Start by taking inventory and writing a brief story on the history of each piece. If you’re not sure of an heirloom’s history, ask older family members what they remember. Include your own thoughts and what it means to you.
Once complete, make several copies and give one to each family member. Keep a copy of the story with each family heirloom or at least label it in some way. Finally, make a point of talking about and or using your family heirlooms at Thanksgiving or during family gatherings, so their importance within the family is heard, discussed and owned.
~ Connect Generations ~
Family heirlooms connect generations and help to keep a family’s story and legacy alive. If you are lucky enough to have family heirlooms to pass on, ensure that your descendants value them as you do by preserving their stories as well.
Do you have a favorite family heirloom?
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