Gifts That Keep Giving: T-Shirt Quilts for Generations to Come
How can you make memories last lifetimes? Passing the torch to future generations often preserves the facts of the past, but how can you best preserve the spirit and memory of a loved one? And how can you give that memory durable longevity as a family treasure?
The answer: memorial t-shirt quilts.
Memorial t-shirt quilts are heirlooms that tell the story of people in many ways. From something as simple as a collection of t-shirts, you can weave together narratives of a person at various locations, times, and occupations. Not only that, but the strength and durability of a t-shirt quilt means that, even if used to keep your body and soul warm every day, the heirloom can be passed from generation to generation, telling the story of yourself and others who you love.
To wrap up the season of giving, let’s take a look at the power of giving such heirlooms and the different types of stories memorial t-shirt quilts can tell.
CELEBRATE ALL PHASES OF LIFE
From childhood to graduation, to everything after and in between, the clothes we wear tell the story of who we are at any given moment in life. Check out how Elaine and Kristin preserved the memory of their loved ones’ phases of life:
CHERISH FUN-FILLED ADVENTURES
Show your family your passions, your interests, and your hobbies! When future generations reminisce about who you are and how you lived, they will glean so much personality from the types of adventures you and your loved ones got up to. Let’s see some of the adventures Arlene and Kaleen preserved with their quilts:
Finally, memorial t-shirt quilts serve as heirlooms for loved ones who have passed. Preserving the legacy of those missed is a massive task, and having a piece of their warmth through the clothing they wore creates an ultimate bond between the past and the future. Read Nancy’s and Brittney’s stories below to see the impact memorial t-shirt quilts have on the process of remembrance:
Heirlooms that tell the story of you, your loved ones, and those who have passed are essential for passing on legacies to the next generation. Even though this is the season of giving, remember that the time for giving is truly year-round. As we say goodbye to the holiday season, you have the fantastic opportunity to turn your attention towards the future by honoring the past.
For more information regarding MemoryStitch and memorial t-shirt quilts, take a look at our how it works page for a step-by-step guide to the entire process. And if you already have a collection of shirts in mind, check out our collection of products for you and your loved ones.
The possibilities of stories to tell about you and your loved ones are limitless. Get started preserving those stories today!
Written by Zander Gibney.