During the holiday season, as youâ€™re pulling out those holiday decorations and serving pieces, take a few minutes to record the origins and significance of your heirloom and â€œspecial memoryâ€ pieces. Was that beautiful ornament made by a favorite aunt or a young child? Did that gravy boat once adorn great-grandmotherâ€™s table? Was that tablecloth hand-embroidered by Grandma? Or perhaps that centerpiece was from the first year you were married. Take photos of these precious heirlooms, and create a holiday book noting their significance. Include family stories and traditions to complete the album. Preserving your familyâ€™s holiday heritage in this manner will help to ensure that heirlooms and traditions are preserved for generations to come.
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