It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for football lovers. The Super Bowl. The team spirit. The seven layer dip!

A family from Northfield, IL recently reminded us that football is sometimes deeper than just a game.

“My dad played football in high school. He says it taught him lessons for the rest of his life,” said Megan Riley. 

Megan commissioned this symbolic Heirloomist photograph of his high school varsity sweater as a Christmas gift. She maintains that even as the years pass, football formed the good man her dad became.


“This piece of art is a gift for the rest of us–a reminder of the wonderful man my father is and all of the things he has taught US along the way.”


Megan, you were an absolute pleasure to work with and we’re honored to have made this tribute to your dad.