The Passing Down of Heirlooms: The Handkerchief.

Another wonderful look at an heirloom-type item that is becoming a thing of the past – the handkerchief.

I am certain we all have a few (elder) relatives out there that still look to their pocket in search of the lovely folded square of fabric, some embroidered perhaps, to dab their nose. It makes me smile every time I see it.

The thing I love most about the concept behind the handkerchief is that you take an everyday, regular thing (ie: the Kleenex) and make it beautiful. And each personal collection has such a variety of colors and monograms that make a simply delightful collection, and easily allowing for accessorizing.

The fine linens can be passed down and treasured by future generations. I have recently heard of several people using the handkerchief to fulfill the “Something Old” quota needed before walking down the aisle, by using the heirloom to wrap around their bridal bouquet, making for a lovely presentation and a sweet nod to past generations.

A few monogrammed handkerchiefs would make for a thoughtful hostess gift or stocking stuffer this holiday season!

I’m an old soul based in Atlanta, GA and mom of 3 with a deep love of all things from the past with a story to tell, on a mission to keep heirlooms around for another generation - whether it be a tradition, splattered family recipe, or historic home.

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