I don't have too many things in my family that have been passed down. I have a few small trinkets that belonged to both of my grandmothers and a pipe that was my grandfathers. I do have lots of things that belonged to my mother. Below is a picture of my niece, Lacey, born in 1996, wearing a christening gown I made for her. I learned after I had given it to my brother and his wife that my sister-in-laws family have a christening gown that has been passed down in their family. I told my sister-in-law that if she would rather have Lacey wear it that would be fine. But, my sister-in-law's mother told her she should let Lacey wear the one I made and start a new tradition in her own family of passing it down. So Lacey was the first to wear it in what I hope will be a long line of babies who wear it. I hand crocheted it, the bonnet, matching booties, and the blanket behind her. I lined the dress with white batiste.