Leaving a Legacy

Gifts for Grandparents by Family Line Video ChicagoIt’s only natural as we age to think about what we will leave our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in the way of a legacy. For some it will be a financial portfolio, Grandma’s china or a set of prized golf clubs or tools. Many, though, recognize the value of handing down something more meaningful such as life stories, family history and life lessons.

~ Your Legacy ~

In the past, this has taken the form of personal journals, photo albums and even family scrapbooks. With advances in technology, however, people are now turning to memoirs on video or Legacy Videos as a way to pass on their stories and wisdom while ensuring a lasting and living legacy.

These modern-day memoirs weave filmed interviews with family photographs, letters, maps and other memorabilia. Skillfully edited together, they tell an individual’s or family’s stories – in their own words – and capture the big events as well as nuances of personality, character and voice of the people interviewed. These remembrances can be about a single individual or an entire branch of a family tree but the result is a visually rich and very personal portrait. 

~ Losing Family History ~

Sadly, when stories aren’t passed from one generation to the next, they simply disappear; as if whole lives never existed. Leaving a Legacy by Family Line Video ChicagoAnd while names and dates can usually be retrieved from public records, the personalities, quirks, everyday achievements, sorrows, hilarity, and life lessons that make up the intimacy of family experience, only survive in the stories that are passed intact from one generation to the next.

~ A Modern-Day Heirloom ~

Compared to a photo album, scrapbook or other keepsakes, a memoir on video will forever breathe life into the names, dates and places relevant to a family’s story, ensuring that the stories will be just as vivid and “alive” years from now, as they are today. Leaving such a legacy gift was not previously possible.

It is exciting that in today’s multi-media age, we have a whole new way to leave our legacy for the next generation. How will you leave yours?

~ Legacy Videos ~

Capture your life story, family history and memories for your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to know!

Leaving a Legacy by Family Line video ChicagoHere at Family Line Video we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed interview together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia. The result is a captivating “moving portrait” of you recounting your life story and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.

Your stories are too important to leave to memory. Preserve them today for your family to know.

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Family Line Video, LLC
Legacy Video Production

Susan Saunders
Video Biographer

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