Some of the most personal curios, and perhaps the best way to express who we are and where we come from, are family heirlooms. Timeless objects that have been passed down for generations can integrate perfectly into home decor, regardless of style or budget.
Looking for the perfect gift? This Mother’s Day, why not honor loved ones by breathing new life into priceless mementos?
Hang a family photo above the mantle or mix one into a gallery wall. Blend the past, present and future with antique and up-to-date shots. Photos, like memories and stories, are part of our legacy. Hold them close until it’s time to pass them down.
Alternatively, frame personalized cards and letters from birthdays, graduations and momentous days past. In today’s digital world, handwritten items should be cherished, especially coming from those closest to us. By displaying a physical copy, loving words will practically envelop you in a hug each time you enter the room.
Create a scrapbook featuring your mother’s youth eventually transitioning into your own. Style it on the coffee table and, when family retires to the living room after dinner, bond in pointing out photos and sharing stories. You will literally observe time passing by as you flip through the pages.
Laminate and bind unique keepsakes, such as family recipes. Children can grow up on the same dishes you did and take a copy as they fly the nest. Intimate pieces like recipe cards, perhaps frayed and stained from use, best encapsulate personality.
Explore updated ways to display family china, honoring mothers, grandmothers and beyond. As loved ones gather around the table to share a meal, take a moment to truly appreciate strong, capable women. After all, none of us would be here without them.
From our Motto Mortgage family to yours, have a very happy Mother’s Day!