24 March 2015

How to Teach Your Kids the Value of Family Heirlooms

Family heirlooms are priceless items handed down from generation to generation. It can be a special Ruby engagement ring, a beautiful Victorian antique chair, or a set of delicate china wares. Whatever it is that your family has, teaching your children about antiques is a must. It is natural that you would want your children to have the utmost respect for heirlooms and their value especially those that your family owns for generation.

#1: The Family Jewellery 
Your family jewellery is priceless and your children have to understand this. These jewels may have been in the family for generations, and these are not objects to be squabbled. Rings, necklaces, bracelets or brooch – eventually these handed down priceless items from generations before will eventually be theirs.

#2: Family China 
Antique china and silver is another heirloom that children often overlook. Young kids do not realise the value of these items at home. For them, the delicate porcelain is nothing but ordinary plates used during special occasions. China wares are made of porcelain. There are different types – it may be bone china, ironstone china, and many more.

#3: Books and Papers 
You would be surprised that there are many books and papers that your family will collect over the years proving to be priceless. These books and papers often carry immense sentimental value for your family and you want your children to understand their importance. Teaching your children to be careful with books and papers is a way to show them that your family is filled with heirlooms that they must treat with incredible care.

Training your children to love and appreciate antiques is not just about owning these things. It is not even about the amount it costs. It is about teaching the value and importance of your family and history. Children must understand the reasons why these items should be treated with the utmost care as they will be handed down to the next generations.


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  1. My mother has had a series of strokes since November and cannot function with speech and cognition like she once could. I have been voraciously gathering all the family photos and wonderful letters my grandparents wrote to each other during World War II. I've also gotten down to business on our genealogy. If I don't do it now I'll loose all the people in my life with information and stories and how sad I would be to not be able to pass that down to my children. Another great post and reminder Jenn!

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