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Posted on What makes something an heirloom?

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#1 posted 03-14-2018 07:20 PM

DEFINED: Something of special value handed down from one generation to another

So, what might be valued over time? I’d guess a number of things. Like, who made it, does it have a practical purpose or utility (adds to likelihood of being kept around), is it of material(s) that have sentimental value, convey a message or story, etc. Maybe even size (smaller might be better).

Good question.

I don’t know if anything I’ve made to date will fit the bill of heirloom, and I’ll really never know past my own kids and whether they keep hold of anything or not!

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