Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Memory Jar

You may remember from previous posts that each year I keep memorabilia in a 

Memory Jar

Last years jar is quite full...
with tickets, guide maps, movie stubs, coins, hotel room keys, 3-D glasses, game results,
and so much more.
Each piece is dated and if it is not obvious where it came from,
like the star fish, I write it on the back.

I topped the jar with this cute little whale I picked up in Mystic, Ct.
I wrote 2017 on it.

This was a great year, 
we visited so many awesome places and had so much fun.
Looking through the memorabilia, evoked a lot of wonderful memories.
I recommend keeping these items in one place - a glass jar...
it doesn't take up much room and you can see at a glance what's in it.

23 comments:

  1. That's a wonderful way to memorize the trips. Love it.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. I like this idea. I will probably have to copy it.

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  3. Seems like a great idea, especially for someone like you who gets around a lot.

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  4. Hello, your memory jar idea is wonderful. You have lots of great memories from the past year. I love the cute whale. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day!

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  5. Very nice! Much better than having stuff crammed in a "junk" drawer where it's forgotten.

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  6. This is a wonderful idea, Debbie! The thought occurred to me since you mentioned 2017 was a very good year, if you had lots of memory jars displayed side by side? That would be an awesome collection!

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  7. Oh, I love that idea! I'm not sure I go to the type places where I end up with something (hiking trails?) heee! I did have an overabundance of pinecones this winter. But I took one glance and thought how great it all would be for the junk journals I'm making! Enjoy your day sweet lady!

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  8. You are too cleaver:) This is the best idea and what a way to capture special memories.

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  9. That is a terrific idea. I keep my pictures and keepsakes in a scrapbook. Got tons of them and love to pull one out and look at all the wonderful memories I have made.

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  10. This is brilliant! I could look through your goodies all day long. This just makes me smile!

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  11. What a fabulous idea! May need to borrow it. I'm not into scrapbooks although I do love taking photos but I think a memory jar, I could quite possibly accomplish.

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  12. What a fabulous idea, in reliving all those wonderful memories you made throughout the previous year. I wonder what beautiful memories you will create this year, Debbie??

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  13. It certainly is a good idea.
    I've spent part of my Sunday sorting through some old family photographs, it was just lovely, brought back so many happy memories.

    All the best Jan

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  14. You have the loveliest ideas!!! It's a jar of joy!!

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  15. I think I remember this - and still think it's a great idea. I really should try it - I tend to either leave things in drawers or throw them away, but this is a great way to keep it all together without feeling like there is a bunch of odds and ends lying around. It looks like you had a very fun year!

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  16. This is amazing. I love it. What a great way to keep up with what you have done through the year. How many jars do you have?

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  17. I love this idea of keeping a memory jar with all the memorabilia that you collect. I think it is such a great way to stimulate your memories. Thanks for sharing it; blessings and hugs for you!

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  18. That is a lovely idea :-) I do something similar. I write down a happy thought for each day and pop it in a jar, also a nice thing to look back on.

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  19. This is something that I'd bring out on those blued days when I think gee I never go places. Then a flash of the past would bring these precious moments back. Yeah the winter blues come far too often sometimes!

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  20. I love to see your Memory Jars, Debbie!
    It looks like it was a wonderful (and very busy!) year.
    Thank you for sharing, my friend.
    xo.

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  21. it is a great way to look back on the year, I started a journal on what we go and do, what we liked about it and what we didn't.

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