I recently inherited family jewelry from two different sides of my family. One person had written a brief history of each item and placed it in the box with the item. It was fun to read the stories behind the jewelry pieces. And let me be clear, some of the jewelry was costume jewelry and most of it is not worth much other than sentimental value. Regardless of the dollar worth (or lack of) for the jewelry, the sentimental worth is priceless and made even more so with the stories behind the pieces. It made me think that I want to do the same for the jewelry that I have and will pass onto my children and grandchildren some day. I decided to make free printable family story jewelry tags that you can use to share your family story about jewelry items that are special to you.
Thanks to PicJumbo for jewelry box image.
I love that I have these notes about jewelry that belonged to my grandmother and other family members. It makes those sentimental family heirlooms even more special. Knowing how much it means to me to find these handwritten notes, I decide to create a jewelry tag that I can fill out with personal details to accompany each piece of jewelry, whether it’s costume jewelry from the 80’s (hello plastic Gumby and Pokey earrings) or the queens jewels (still waiting for those to show up).
Since I grew up in a military family, served in the military myself and am now married to a military member, I’ve lived in many different states and countries. I’ve collected unique jewelry pieces from around the world. The pieces are not worth much, but they still have interesting stories and special meaning to our family. I want to make sure those stories and family history are passed onto to my children and my children’s children.
Free Printable – Family Story Jewelry Tags
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- Card Stock Paper – This paper is sturdier and will hold up better over time.
- Basic Printer
- Paper Cutter or Scissors
- Jewelry Boxes or Jewelry Bags
Simply print out the free printable Family Story about Jewelry Tags, cut them out, fill them out and then place a tag with each piece of jewelry that has meaning to you.
You can use the back of the jewelry tag to expand on the story or history of the piece of jewelry if necessary.
I’m off to get to work on writing stories about the jewelry I’ve collected over the years from the many places I’ve traveled. I hope you find this free printable family story jewelry tag helpful for identifying your family treasures.
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