Family Heirlooms

Family Heirlooms by Family Tree Video

Family heirlooms are priceless connections to our family history. But for an heirloom to be meaningful, younger generations must understand why. Otherwise, grandma’s candlesticks might end up at a thrift store, featured on on an episode of ‘Pawn Stars’ or simply tossed in the garbage.

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It’s all too easy to assume our children, grandchildren and generations beyond will value our family heirlooms as we do. The sad reality is that unless stories accompany our heirlooms, younger generations are unlikely to understand their meaning within the family.

Do you have a family heirloom? Do you know the story behind this priceless treasure? Who acquired it, when, how and why? Why is the family heirloom meaningful to you?

Preserve their Stories

If you you want to ensure your heirlooms stay within the family, there are several things you can do. 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 other 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 using your family heirloom during the holidays such as on Thanksgiving or Christmas, so its importance within the family is heard, discussed and owned.

Connecting Generations

Family heirlooms connect generations, the past with the present, and keep a family’s story alive. If you are lucky enough to have family heirlooms to give to your descendants, ensure they value them as you do by preserving your family stories as well.

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Here at Family Tree 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 beautiful “moving portrait”, capturing you sharing priceless memories, a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.

To learn more about capturing your life story and family history in a Legacy Video, visit us at

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Susan Saunders
Legacy Video Producer

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