8. Create an heirloom. Put together a book of family recipes or important family stories and make copies for everyone. You could also do this in video form by recording older relatives whose stories are often told but have never been written down. This ensures their legacy won’t be lost when they pass. 9. Go digital. So many of us have home videos that we’re no longer able to watch, or photos that could be lost in a natural disaster, fire or flood. Buy a DVD recorder to convert special home videos to DVDs, or an image scanner to make digital copies of photos.