View Menu

Afghan Blankets – One Grandma’s Thread That Connects A Family – Heirlooms for Future Generations and Refugees

Posted by Leonard on April, 2, 2017

For this American family of Syrian and Lebanese heritage, Afghan blankets that women of the family have been making for generations are now connecting them with refugees in their flight from Syria. This beautiful story is part of a larger family history project that Loving Legacy Video produced. Faced with moving out of their home and downsizing their possessions, this grandma who’d been making these blankets for family members for decades didn’t know what to do with more than 20 extra blankets she’d made over the years. In a Seattle Times article, she learned about a local woman putting together care package boxes for Syrian refugees and she reached out the effort. Other video clips included the role of food and culture in their childhood, the older generation’s choice not to teach Arabic to the first generation of children born in the US, thoughts about parenting and grandparenting, retirement, aging and death.

Afghan Blankets – A Thread That Connects A Family – Loving Legacy Video from Loving Legacy Video on Vimeo.

Seattle Baby boxes for Syrian refugees

Grandchildren with handmade Afghans

Grandchildren with handmade Afghans

Handmade Afghans

Grandchildren with handmade Afghans

Grandchildren with handmade Afghans




© 2017 Loving Legacy Video
Connect With Us: loving legacy video on vimeo loving legacy video on facebook loving legacy video on LinkedIn