Thanksgiving Day: Celebrating Family History

Thanksgiving Day activities by Family Line VideoThanksgiving day is a time to celebrate family…as well as our family history.

Who among us hasn’t looked longingly at the China set passed down to us by our mother or grandmother, wondering how best to use it? Many of us have learned that those family heirlooms are to never be used, only to be cherished from a distance.

use those antiques and heirloom items for practical purposes, way to honor the memories of those who meant so much to us by using their dishes, candle sticks, and China sets every single day.

Bring out the bigger pieces…say a chair or side table, etc.
reminiscing over memories is a great way to bring your loved ones into the present.

Use Antique Furniture as Accent Pieces

If you’ve inherited a lovely end table, armoire or perhaps a single chair, use it as an accent piece in your living room or sitting room. These small pieces can take us back to the past and give our home an edgy look while honoring the memories of our loved ones.

Mix & Match Heirlooms

In that case, try mixing and matching their items. A candlestick set from your grandparents can go perfectly on top of a handed down tablecloth from your great aunt. Dishes from your mother can easily set the stage for a family reunion of a different sort.

Whether you’re setting the table for a holiday, family get together, or just for everyday dinner, try using the heirlooms of the past to honor their memory. You’d be surprised by how much love is in a few simple antiques.

~ Legacy Videos ~

Give your parent or grandparent the gift of a lifetime by capturing their life story for your family to know and celebrate!

Legacy Videos by Family Line VideoHere 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 beautiful ‘moving portrait’ capturing your loved one as they recount their life story and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.

To learn more about giving the gift of a Legacy Video, visit

Learn More


Family Line Video, LLC
Legacy Video Production
(312) 402-6406

Susan Saunders
Owner/Video Biographer

Like us on Facebook!
Follow us on Twitter!
Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day

Legacy Videos

Capturing Life Stories and Family History
in Video Memoirs

~ The Gift of a Lifetime ~

~Family Line Video ~
Video Biographies ~ Family History Videos ~ Video Memoirs
Life Story Videos ~ 50th Anniversary Videos ~ Legacy Videos
Personal History Videos ~ Family Tree Videos
‘Thanksgiving Day’

~ Thanksgiving Day ~


Leave a Comment