A few of my most cherished belongings are family heirlooms – a rolling pin, cutting board, and handwritten recipes. In a world that is moving so fast, it is nice to pull them out and for a moment and let the memories and stories be treasured and shared.
Heirloom gifts should be well thought out and meaningful to all. They should be proudly displayed, used everyday and a conversation piece or a simple backdrop. Oh, if the cutting board could talk, what would it say??
People want keepsakes they remember as children or that come with a family story. Few things compare to the memories that a favorite recipe can stir. The best heirlooms conjure up moments of laughter, togetherness, delicious smells, and love. They are used and treasured.