Do you remember what is was like to be a little girl and dream of your wedding day? How many of you pictured yourself in your mother’s dress or wearing your grandmother’s necklace from her wedding day?
Heirlooms can be anything from a bracelet to a handkerchief, but there is something to be said about that warm and fuzzy feeling that you get when you are able to participate in a tradition that has so much meaning to your family. And “heirloom” doesn’t have to mean old, memories are always in the making, so why not start with you?
Quality is the first thing you need to look for in an item which could potentially be an heirloom. Without quality construction, no item will last long enough to be in the family for generations to come.
Timelessness is another aspect to consider. When choosing items that you’d like to pass down to your children and grand children try to avoid fads and trends. Chances are, it will be a few generations before they will come back into style again.
Family Jewelry – a Perfect Place to Begin
A very easy way to start a tradition that will stay in the family is with bridal jewelry. Do you know a woman who doesn’t own a piece of jewelry with a story behind it? A good story is the start of a lasting heirloom. It’s a perfect place to begin.
Just imagine yourself in 10 years, sitting on your couch with your daughter while you’re flipping through the photo album from your wedding day. And in all of the photos, you are wearing a Swarovski Three Point Necklace, it sparkles beautifully, and is the finishing touch that really makes you a princess-for-a-day!!
Now imagine yourself in 30 years, standing with your daughter on her special day. Both of you are absolutely overwhelmed with anticipation for the events to come and cherishing every moment. You have tied each bow and buttoned each tiny button on her beautiful dress, she is almost ready to go down the aisle when you present her with the necklace that you wore on your big day and also with the Swarovski Crystal Comb that you dawned in your hair, and now, she is ready!!!
You can make these moments happen starting today and lasting for a lifetime, not only for you but the people that you love the most!
by Penny Olson
Photo by SkySight Photography of Pittsburgh