Four days until Christmas but it’s not too late to create a meaningful gift for a loved one.
One of the best Christmas gifts my grandmothers ever received from me (according to them) was a jar of memories.
For one, I labeled the mason jar Why I Love You. Inside, she discovered 52 slips of paper (1 a week) with handwritten specific ways I loved her.
For the other, I labeled the jar I Remember When. I came up with about 30 specific memories that included us both. She enjoyed reading one a day for an entire month.
The advantages of a meaningful gift:
- While recalling and writing, memories will stir, causing a fresh sense of appreciation to rise and flow onto the page.
- It’s a gift that keeps giving.
- Inexpensive slips of paper emerge as priceless.