Family Heirloom Scrapbook Will 2009 be the year you finally keep that resolution to document your precious family heirlooms? Need some inspiration and a template to help you? Then you need a copy of The Stuff of Life – Creat
News-Antique.com - Dec 12,2008 - Rather than a sterile computer program, this concept takes a scrapbooking approach that allows you to be creative and to record the anecdotes of your heirlooms.
Based on over 20 years of research and development, this handbook gives you step-by-step information to help you research and document your family heirlooms.
Whether it's your great grandmother's sugar bowl or a sentimental trinket from your honeymoon, if you intend to pass it along to the next generation, it's an heirloom.
This 52 page book is self-published by the author, Karen Loparco, who will autograph each copy and who welcomes e-mail feedback and questions.
The author began her family heirloom inventory project to keep a record of the items she inherited from 8 preceding households. Beginning more for insurance purposes, the inventory soon became a labor of love, encapsulating the story of 5 generations of a family told through the anecdotes of their prized possessions.
"I began my inventory mainly as a way to document things for insurance purposes. It was soon clear to me that items of little or no intrinsic or collectible value held volumes of sentiment and nostalgia for me. I suspect that my situation is a bit unique in that I have inherited small and large portions of eight preceding households. I’ve taught myself a lot along the way about what is most meaningful in all this. When I look at these things, they are not just stuff to me – they embody all my ancestors and their joys and sorrows. Some of these people I never met, but I have come to know them through the things they cared enough about to save and pass along. The real treasures of a family are the people in it. We save the stuff because we can’t save them."
Whether you are interested in documentation for insurance purposes or want to ensure that succeeding generations know the stories of your prized possessions, this handbook can help. It is also an entertaining and humorous read.
Don’t let the family stories fade away!!!!
For more information contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit her website at http://home.earthlink.net/~enhance01 where the book can be purchased through PayPal