Treasured family heirlooms come in many different forms. Items that mean a lot to one person may not be as special to another. Identifying something to give your children to help them remember who they are, where they came from, and help them carry-on traditions requires some thought and effort. For ideas from others on what you could give your children keep reading.
Yi-Hsian Godfrey is CEO and co-founder of childcare platform Apiari.
Books for my kids
Inspired by the "Letters to My Younger Self" exercise I did years ago, I started "Letters to Kate" and "Letter to Max" books for my kids when they were born. I jot down letters that simply tell them that I love them. I use these letters to recap a tough lesson they learned about life, themselves, or a particular situation. I note their strengths, uniqueness, and personality [traits] from the womb to the present day. I'm planning on giving them their books when they head off to college and I hope it to be a source of comfort when they need a little reminder of who they are and that they are loved.
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