Over the last hundred years or so, there has been a shift in family structures and dynamics. Traditionally, large families lived together under a single roof with three and sometimes even four generations living together. This gradually changed, often weakening the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.
When multiple generations of a family lived together, grandparents were often involved in raising the children. This gave grandparents a chance to develop a strong, personal bond with their grandchildren that went much deeper than what many of us have today with our own grandparents. This extra time together also made it easier for grandparents to pass-on priceless family stories, history and life lessons.
In this day and age, it’s rare for grandparents and grandchildren to develop that level of closeness. Families are now often spread across the country making it difficult to spend time together.
Fortunately, that doesn’t mean children need to lose the sense of connection that comes from hearing a grandparent’s stories. Recording a grandparent’s memories, whether in a book, on audio or even video tape, is one way to build a strong bond between generations.
While it’s not the same as face to face time, it can still have a profound impact. A grandparent’s stories help build a sense of connection to the past and give grandchildren a window into how their grandparents have lived and learned throughout their lives.
A grandparent’s memories and life lessons are some of the most important things that grandparents have to pass on to their grandchildren. It’s never too soon to start bridging the gap between generations and fostering a sense of togetherness.
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Give your parent or grandparent the gift of a lifetime by capturing their life story for your children to know!
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 your loved one sharing their life story, family history and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.
To learn more about capturing your parent or grandparent’s life story in a Legacy Video, visit us at Family Tree Video.
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