Antiques all have historical value. For those who look at antiques and don’t think much of them, then this is the day to ask questions. It’s a great way to learn about the treasured stories behind the antiques.
National Cherish An Antique Day celebrates the history behind the item, the celebration of families and their stories. You can also learn about the collectors that maintain that history through preservation and upkeep.
History of National Cherish An Antique Day
While all forms of history can be preserved, antiques can provide a unique perspective of how people cherish and maintain their antiques in their own homes.
Antiques specifically refer to the preclassical and classical cultures of the ancient world. People began to collect antiques around the 16th century when English and European collectors would flourish with rarities. However, these collectors would exist among the upper-class members of the late Renaissance society. It wasn’t until the 18th century that both public and private members would begin to collect antiques.
This began to happen alongside the development of art and the science of archaeology. During the 18th century, many movements to preserve authentic antiques. These antiques included books, possessions, and mementos left by family members. They became quite popular among people who would become collectors.
From there, antiques not only became valued for their history but also their connection to families. National Cherish An Antique Day acknowledges people who collect antiques from all over the world.
It gives people the chance to explore the world of antiques through museums and antique shops. It also allows those with antiques to look into the history of their families and appreciate the stories behind their lives.
It’s also a day to thank those who aim at repairing antiques and bringing life back into them. So take the time to clean your antiques, ask your relatives what they are, and appreciate the antiques of your home on this day.
How to Celebrate National Cherish An Antique Day
Celebrate National Cherish An Antique Day by taking the time to learn the story of the antiques throughout your home.
Ask your mother, grandma, father, or grandpa about why they hold on to the antiques throughout your home. If you have an antique in your home, polish it up, repair it, and maintain its value.
Take a trip to your local antique shop and look around for beautiful furnishing to decorate your home. Spend some time with an antique collector and learn about the appreciation and care that goes into the craftsmanship of antique collecting.