“December 8, 2020
How do you make Christmas special during a pandemic? For the past 50 years, I have hosted Christmas for my kids and grandkids. I always cooked a special dinner and then we opened presents which were sometimes piled very high under the tree. We tried to take our time opening the presents (usually difficult when the kids always want to hurry to get to the next gift) and usually designated somebody (one of the younger kids who could read names) to be “Santa” and pass out the presents to everyone. It was so special to watch each person open their gifts.
But this year, it had to be different. Not able to get together with the whole clan, I needed to find a way to try and make it special. I’m pretty handy with crafts and had stockpiled different groupings of “people flower pot”, Yoyo Quilt designed pillows, decorator serving bowls and spoons, placemats, painted artwork and some wooden signs with special sayings on them.
Heirloom Vault seemed to be the perfect venue to showcase these “treasures”, so that the whole family could view them and pick what they’d like for gifts. I am intending to allot “Christmas Credits” to each person, that they can spend on items in the vault. They can spend their Christmas credits purchasing their favorites and more than one if they want to!
I decided to give a value to each item and let the kids and grandkids spend “Christmas Credits”. So far, everyone has been enjoying picking out their homemade treasures! I appreciate Heirloom Vault and the opportunity to utilize it to share some Christmas joy. I’m hoping it will be a memorable holiday season, despite our normal holiday traditions being postponed until (hopefully) next year.
There are many interesting ways to use Heirloom Vault. Documenting history, telling family stories, cataloging collections, recording information for insurance purposes, and now, designating gifts for loved ones is added to the list! Visit Heirloom Vault today to get started. It’s fun and it’s free. www.heirloomvault.net