Monday, October 3, 2016

My Memory Jar

For my entire life, I have always been a keeper of mementos.
I record memories in scrapbooks 
and I keep all those little things that will remind 
me of special trips and events!

The last few years, I have been making...

Memory Jars

When we go away, I like to bring home little mementos from the trip.
Tickets, post cards, room keys, shells...a starfish, 
small reminders to add to my memory jar for that year.
You can and I do, also add any small reminder from a fun event at home
like a mini-golf score card, movie ticket stubs or that fun sugar stirrer that my friend Anna gave me.

If you are interested in making a Memory Jar, I shared my idea here.

Here is a picture of all the fun "little things" I brought home from my trip to Canada.
Room keys, admission tickets for all the attractions, Canadian money,
my wrist band from zip-lining, our "We-Go" passes,
our orange tour guide buttons, 
a pressed coin and those "heart keys" I will tell you about tomorrow.

Everything fit nicely in the jar 
with just enough room left for a few more fun memories!
Don't miss tomorrows entry, 
about what those fun heart keys are for!


  1. Sweet memories are made of this. I like it.

  2. .. this is a great idea Debbie.... I do plain. old fashioned, just glue it in, scrapbooks...... not the beautiful craft Scrapbooking we see these days...... lol...
    I date the page... glue on a a plain paper bag and fill it with ticket stubs and passes and photos.. just like you do... xxxx
    .. collecting memories is fun..
    ... Barb xxxx

  3. I love this idee-put it like this way...

  4. I love this idea. Love the Canadian fives they such a pretty colour ;). Looks like Canada was good to you. HUGS B

  5. oh, boy... i can see a whole room full of jars. jars on shelves on every wall. piled in corners. 'where'd debbie go?' 'into the jar room...'

  6. haha I was just thinking the same that that TexWisGirl wrote. Jars everywhere! Well that's a good sign, I suppose.

    1. i know you're not makin' fun of me!!!

  7. Hello, your memory jar is a cute idea. Your Niagara, Canada trip was a fun time and great memories. The heart keys are cute! Happy Monday, enjoy the new week ahead!

  8. I can't wait! I always love your memory jars and what goes in them. I think our blogs are like that aren't they?
    You always have the best ideas. I always want to try every one!! Have a great week Debbie.

  9. Where DO you keep this jars--all these jars?
    I have smaller jars, filled with sand and shells and a note pasted on the bottom which beach I was at when I picked them up.
    I could have a memory jar for each year--instead of letting all those things pile up on the scrapbook I never seem to get done.

  10. It is a great idea!! like that blue paper money:)))....So where do you keep your jars?

  11. That is a novel idea! I used to love to save post cards, but I don't see them much anymore.

  12. That's wonderful, Debbie. Now, I'm thinking instead of trying to put a million loose pictures into more photo albums, I could make a jar each designated to the family of each. Thank you!!


  13. A great way to store memories.
    Looking forward to finding out about those fun heart keys!

    All the best Jan

  14. This is such a wonderful idea, Debbie, and I think that they are really beautiful too! xo.

  15. this is a great idea, I have things scattered everywhere, thinking I might put them in a scrapbook but just don't have time for that, with the amount of cards I make. Good idea to have a jar to keep them all in :) Wow you went Zip lining, I don't think I would have the guts to do that

  16. I love this! I use document boxes. I like you can see what is in the jars. Have a great week. Bonnie

  17. Absolutely brilliant idea! Xoxo Andrea @ This Knitted Life

  18. Memory jars are a great idea and a no-fuss way to store those odds and ends too.

  19. I love this idea! I want to make some! Thanks for sharing :) xx Karen

  20. I like Tex's comment. You may not have a jar room yet but it is coming Debbie.

  21. What a lovely idea. Good for you!

  22. I love the idea of a memory jar and I like the items that you collect to put into them. I used to collect items and put them in a scrapbook; but I like the memory jar idea better. You are amazing! Hugs for you~