It isn’t always possible to preserve every item from your family’s past, especially items such as dishes, furniture, fabrics, toys, and the like. Space is limited. Some items do not last forever. Family members may not be willing to keep everything you’ve saved. In light of that, consider taking photographs of these items and writing their stories and preserving and sharing that document. At least that way something gets preserved and a digital file takes up much less physical space than actual items.

Writing your own memories and stories is always a good idea and family artifacts can be a good way to job memories as well.



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  1. Also consider making something new out of a memento. I took a family christening gown, all handmade with details, and made a large oblong pillow cover for the guest bedroom. Also used a gr grandmother’s beautiful petticoat to do the same.
    Go ahead and use all the best silver and china that your grandmother saved. My grandmother’s large old-fashioned creamer and sugar bowl hold all my paint brushes in my artist studio. Use the tea service at the does not need to be polished and perfect!

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