Have you ever sat down at the end of the year and tried to remember what you had done through out it? It’s easy to remember the biggies but what about the little ones that are not so important but are definitely worth writing about!
On New Years Eve last year we all wrote down 5 of our own memories that we all could remember and placed them in a little memory box, this was a lovely way to talk about we had done through out the year but i was sure that there was plenty more that we had just simply forgotten, so this year we are doing something different!
We are doing our own Memory Jar where we write down what we want to remember on a piece of paper and place it into a jar, then when it comes to the end of year we will all sit down and reminisce the happy times that we had experienced and there will be no remembering just reminding!
How I made our Jar:
I bought one jar with a screw lid which is a retro sweet jar with a plastic screw on lid.
I painted around the jar with glass paint and with special 3D foam pens i wrote words like yesterday, memories, remember and family on it.
Keep the Jar somewhere that can be within reach of everyone in the family, i keep mine on my livingroom sideboard as it doubles up as an ornament.
You could decorate your jar any way that you want to, why not add some sparkle with some glitter or even put your own finger prints on to it!
Jot down on small pieces of paper what has made you smile or laugh or something or someone who has made you proud. What about your child’s first word, date of their first step, the first book that they have read or maybe a day out that you really enjoyed. The fun of a memory jar is that anyone can contribute to it either in writing or by drawing something and at any tough time you are going through throughout the year just open up the jar and read a few good memories they will sure bring back a smile to your face.