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“It’s never too early to start planning ahead.” Sometimes it seems like this phrase is repeated so much and so often that we become desensitized. But when you’re a millennial with aging parents or grandparents or just starting your family, trust us, you won’t regret it. The benefits span generations!
Here are some obvious and not-so-obvious reasons for starting and maintaining an Heirloom Vault in your 30’s.
Avoid stress and conflict
This is probably the most referenced reason for proactive planning. But while it might be obvious, it bears repeating: you can get ahead of confusion and stress after your loved one passes away. This will alleviate any questions over the meaning of family possessions and help you avoid any unnecessary and potentially painful squabbles with siblings or family members.
Bond with your parents or grandparents
Work, kids, travel, repeat. We all get busy. Sometimes meaningful connection can seem hard to come by on a 9-5 schedule. Building an Heirloom Vault is a great way to find a time to connect over meaningful conversation and a shared goal of categorizing family valuables and preserving memories. Not to mention it’s a great way to learn even more about your bloodline than you ever thought you knew, directly from the people who have lived that history.
Bond with your children
While planning ahead with your parents may be the most common application for “it’s never too early…”, it’s also always a good idea to get started on your own family’s Heirloom Vault. The possessions you value and have collected over the course of your life, plus those you will continue to collect with your children and grandchildren are the perfect place to start and continue to grow with each passing year. This gives you a chance to build your library in real time and allows your children (who are likely to be far more technologically savvy than you, let’s be honest) to help update and influence the decisions of what to put in the vault and the corresponding descriptions.
Planning ahead may mean having tough conversations or acknowledging the cyclical nature of life, but by doing it early and often, you can make the experience something that is meaningful, impactful and leaves a lasting legacy.
What are you waiting for? – OPEN YOUR VAULT NOW