Land of Our Ancestors
It all started when Brad told Carolyn that when you go to the land of your ancestors, you feel like you are home. He had just returned from a trip to Scotland, where his ancestors lived for hundreds of generations. He said there was a connection to the land, to the sheep, to the weather that felt deeper than mere tourist enthusiasm. It felt nostalgic, felt familiar.
Since then, we have each had the opportunity to go to the land of our ancestors. We come back with our hearts full of stories, traditions, objects, and feelings we can hardly wait to bring into our homes.
We’ve learned that family history isn’t just about looking up pictures and finding out dates and names. That’s part of it. But it’s more this idea that you remember them and talk about them, and you surround yourself with things connected to them, and go to their places, and you feel that sense of home when you do that.
We want to share with you this way we choose to live family history: Go to the place your ancestors came from, incorporate things from those homelands into your home, and invite others to share these experiences with you. We have put together travel guides of the lands of our ancestors and a collection of our favorite products from the places your ancestors may be from. We hope that combining the experiences, objects, and stories from your own heritage fills you with an overwhelming sense of home.