When I used to scrapbook, I loved a store in Provo called Pebbles in My Pocket.
In their shop I remember this story:
We all collect treasures. . . a snip-it of hair from a child’s first haircut, memories of a favorite pet, the feeling of family togetherness during the holidays, the pride of watching your child graduate, birthday parties, first steps, a love letter etc. What are the pebbles you have picked up along the way and how will you share your story? How will you preserve them for you and future generations to enjoy?
I don’t scrapbook nearly enough for myself any more (although I love to make things for my kids’ birth mothers). But that doesn’t mean I have stopped collecting memories.
One way I am preserving family memories is with these family memory jars.
In the large jar I collect rocks, sea shells and the like from special events, vacations or memorable places we’ve been. My kids love being in charge of finding the perfect pebble or shell while we are out. I keep a marker in the car so I can immediately write the date and location (otherwise I forget).
In the smaller jar I keep ticket stubs, admission wrist bands and hotel keys.
It’s SO easy and makes great family room decor.
Happy memory collecting!