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The Heirloom Blog

Thoughts and research on how we can better care for the loved ones in our lives.

Best Video Book and Video Greeting Card for 2022

An overview of what a Video Memory Book is all about and some basic options to guide your purchasing selection. The common feature similarities of most choices are presented, noting their importance to specific users. See our top choice, offering the best price including free shipping, and highly rated customer service. Additional quality products are also presented noting their customer-specific features.

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Smart and Kind Ways to Help Seniors Suffering From Loneliness

As we age, our feelings of loneliness and isolation may increase. We may no longer be able to drive, our mobility can be limited, and opportunities for social interaction may become more rare. We have seen this to be especially true during the mandated protective measures taking as we fought the COVID pandemic. The natural aging process can also contribute to feelings of loneliness. We can learn about and take meaningful actions to improve the lives of our seniors.

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The Best Personalized Video Gifts

The most memorable gifts are the ones that are so personal that they were created with you and only you in mind. If you really want to make someone feel special, gift them a personalized video gift loaded with photos and videos you know they love. You'll make them cry happy tears!

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Gifts to Cheer Up Friends and Family

If your ultimate goal is to make a friend who is struggling and sad feel like they are loved and supported, then sending them something in the mail will likely do the trick. It's unexpected and not the typical reason you receive a gift, which will make it all the more meaningful and appreciated.

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How To Send A Video In The Mail

Today there are many forms of mail, some in-hand and some virtual. The key to sending your message is your recipient's ability to receive it. Consider how you can easily and with confidence share your videos with everyone who you love, knowing first their available technology.

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The Different Types of Home COVID Tests

Only two years ago most of us knew very little about coronavirus. We knew nothing about how to detect the virus, let alone perform these diagnostic tests on ourselves. Now, for very good reasons, we can purchase these tests at our local drug stores. Several types of tests are described along with information about which may be the best for our personal needs, including time, cost, and health.

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Thoughtful Gifts for Grandma

Every Grandma is special. And, every Grandma probably has something in common. They cherish their role on your family tree, knowing that they have already lived through the lives of three generations, or more. Consider how your Grandma makes you feel and then begin your gift shopping. Here are some suggestions, knowing as you do what will add joy to her life.

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How To Create A Group Video Gift

The cliche says "the more the merrier". This may be no more true than when you are looking to celebrate and honor a special person. With the use of tech, creativity and these tips, you can become a video producer of an amazing group gift.

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Gift Ideas for Great-grandparents

Great-grandparents provide a link to the past, making history a real thing and giving younger generations a sense of where they came from. In addition to the great respect we should be giving our great-grandparents, we can also spoil them with gifts that are uniquely special for these special family members.

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10 Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day

The celebration of Grandparents Day is not just for grandparents but rather the connection to grandparents. It's an opportunity to pause from our daily lives’ tasks and responsibilities and focus on the cherished elders in your family. Here are some ideas for making Grandparents Day extra special for you and your grandparent.

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Some Screen Time Can Actually Be Good For Kids

Everything in moderation seems to be a good rule to live by. And, for our children's seemingly constant wish to stare at a video screen, moderation can be their rule as well. Researchers have found that some time watching and participating with video programs and games, especially with parental supervision, can be beneficial for our kids' overall development.

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10 Grants We Applied For

While researching funding options for Heirloom, we explored a few potential funding grants. Whether seeking funds to support a launch or to level up, here are a few grants you can apply for to get free money for your business or nonprofit organization.

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