Create or Purchase an Heirloom
If you really don't have anything that you think is worth passing down to your children, you can always buy something. The key is to choose a timeless item that will outlast trends. A piece of jewelry is always a good bet, as are items that can be worn at weddings and passed through the generations. A sterling silver charm bracelet is another item that never goes out of style. A beautiful piece of furniture is always coveted by someone in the family. Be sure to choose something that's traditional in style and made with craftsmanship that stands out. If money is an object, make something with your own hands. Paint a painting, or draw a picture. Create a scrapbook of memories. Write a story, especially if it has to do with your life. Build a bench or sculpt a garden piece. Make a quilt, or record yourself telling a story or singing a song. Whatever it is, make it personal and poignant so it will always be reminiscent of you.
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