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Submitted by: Heidi Arave
What does it mean to have a Heritage Home? I used to think it was just displaying fun Heritage Makers products in my home, but I recently realized it is much more than that. A couple weeks ago I was interviewed by Jeanette Bennett for the Celebrating Women magazine and she asked me a really great question, one that I hadn’t really thought about. She asked me, “What do you want your children to remember about living in this house?” After thinking about it, I realized that the reason I put pictures of them on their bedroom walls with positive quotes and sayings is because I want them to grow up believing in themselves and knowing that they are the stars of my life. I also want them to feel a sense of belonging and know without a doubt that they are loved.
What we have is so powerful! We can connect our children to their grandparents and great grandparents by displaying posters, family folds, storybooks, and other great Heritage Makers products in our homes where they can see them daily and be reminded of where they come from. We can also build our children’s self esteem by displaying 12×12 pages, posters, etc. around the house, reminding them of their talents, abilities and dreams.
I hope this month we make it a priority to fill our home with heritage. Make at least one product that will help strengthen your family heritage… and then add to it every month.