Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Memory Jar

Hello friends

Last January I chose to start a memory jar.
I had seen these pop up on Pinterest and you can buy them 
but I thought why not use any jar and decorate it?
I had a preserve jar and liked the fact that it was fairly wide.
Admittedly I didn't go too mad with the decorating and during the course
of the year the tag and flower went walkabouts!

I knew I had to keep it simple otherwise I would never maintain it for a
full year so I chose to print photos of occasions and write a little message
on the reverse of each one.

I selected events that meant something to me, whether they be good or bad
(but I stuck with mostly good!)
As the year went on I really got into the swing of it.
The boys, friends, cinema trips, holiday, hospital (!), Bella - of course!

Yesterday I went through all the photos.
It's so easy to say another year has rushed by and what did I do?
Well it appears I did quite a lot!

I am definitely doing this again for 2018 and stay tuned, that jar is going to be
decorated for sure! And perhaps I may have inspired you to start a jar...?

In other news - pleased to report Darcy cat is home, she did look very poorly
in her 'cone of shame' but amazingly this morning is perky,
eating and attempting to jump although
not quite calculating the distance correctly with one eye!
I do fear our sickly hamster may not be quite so lucky but off to the vets we go!

Take care friends and stop by tomorrow for Hump Day Giveaway,
actually on the right day this week!


nattyboots said...

A lovely idea Christine , but guess who threw three of these jars away just before Christmas . Doh .Elaine H X

Kitty Davies said...

Morning All.
Thank you Christine a great idea.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Christine Collins said...

Hi Christine
It's lovely to look back on memories and also have proper photos to keep in this day of digital technology. I do hope Darcy is recovering well and also the hamster.
Back to work today. Have a good day
Chris xx

hazel young said...

Fabulous idea Christine, lovely to see your memories xx hazel

PharmacyMichele said...

What a great idea, lovely to look back on what has happened as it’s so easy to forget.


Laura O' Connor said...

Great idea Christine. Laura O Springfield

margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Christine
Nice to look back and see what you have done!
Glad Darcy is home but Hamster needs attention now...oh dear!
Take care
love Marg

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Christine I think we would all be surprised by what has happened in a year but a lovely way to end the year looking back on the photos. Hope the visit to the vet is not too painful for your hamster or you. Just like having extra children!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, So good you kept up your Memory Jar, and as you say you have done 'lots', lots of lovely memories for you.
So glad that Darcy is now home and feeling much better, I hope your visit to the Vets with your hamster is OK.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anne Owens said...

A great idea Christine having a memory jar.
Love Anne xx

Craftychris said...

What a wonderful idea! I think beautifully decorated memory jars would make lovely Christmas Gifts and may make some for next year if I can find some nice jars! Thank you for the idea! I am so glad Darcy is home and on the mend, bless her! I hope your hamster is ok too! xxx

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