We all have stories to tell. Memories that inspire. A family history that unites.
As the cooler season approaches, it's the perfect time to uncover and preserve your narrative. Here are a few ways to get started.
1. Start by writing down as many facts and pieces of history that come to mind about you and your family. Then decide what parts of this list resonate with you. Note anything that requires more information.
2. Next, start asking questions. Contact family members and friends to uncover any unanswered questions that you might have.
3. Gather and collect. Now that you have discovered parts of your family history that you feel connected to and have decided what defines you, it's time to go through closets and old boxes to find the hidden keepsakes that help tell this story.
4. Preserve. By this time you should have a collection of treasures that you love. It's time to decide how best to protect and share your story. Maybe an old stack of photographs gets turned into a memory-filled gallery wall that greets your guests in the entrance way. Or old letters transformed into vintage gems for a tiny corner. Perhaps your grandmother's scarf becomes a new wall fixture in your bedroom.
Whatever you decide, these keepsakes will help your narrative to continue and join you to your past in a way that will make you smile every day as you walk through your home.