Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Keeping Memories Alive

Jeanine Matlow, interior decorator and design writer
I always enjoy reading the Detroit News Homestyle column "Smart Solutions" written by interior decorator Jeanine Matlow, and this weekend's column bears further comment. Titled 'Sharing collectibles keeps memories alive'

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Beloved collections

Matlow tells of the recent death of a beloved next-door-neighbor, who was known for his collection of decorative snails. From stuffed animals and wind-up toys to bronze and ceramic figures, this was a rare grouping! It also became a legacy, as his wise widow sent many of them home with appreciative friends.

Legacy Gifts

If you are the recipient of a legacy gift, this is an additional opportunity to fill a condolence note with deeply personal and appreciative elements.

Your content cues: 


  • what memories does this item elicit
  • what does the gift mean to you
  • how will you use it.


Put your appreciation in a note (yes, even if it's your second note).

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