So, I made a, Memory Jar, and every time my kiddos have a great memory they can write it down, explain it in detail, and then next New Year's Eve, we will read off our favorite memories of 2013. I will also match up these memories with the events photos and add the kids' journaling to the scrapbook page.
Some of our favorite memories haven't been with a big vacation, it's been little things at home, like a family game night
1 Can/Jar (I used an old hot chocolate can, but even an oatmeal container would work)
1 bottle of Mod Podge (I used the Matte finish, because it's what I had at home)
1 Sponge Brush
1 12 x 12 card stock
Chip Board for the letters
I had all supplies on hand so it was a zero cost project.
I actually had prepared to use my cutter and just lay the paper on nicely, however, my can was 16 inches in diameter, so my 12 x 12 card stock wasn't going to fit. So I decided that I would just tear the pieces. I like the way it turned out. My paper was double sided so I actually had enough pieces left over to use the contrasting colors on the lid.
I will keep this in a spot where everyone can get to it along with paper and a pencil/pen that they can write down their memories on. Looking forward to what 2013 has to bring us for memories, moments and more!
Do you have a special place to jot down memories or moments so they aren't forgotten? Would love to see your Memory Jar if you make one.