Memories in a Mason Jar


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.

Every good and perfect gift is from above…
James 1:17

Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them. 
Bob Dylan
Tiny House on the Hill

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