by Nicki B., Creative Activities Coordinator
Moms: Below is the full article from our MOPS Minute Newsletter.
I hope you all enjoyed our last craft! It was fun to see you all get creative with your little white box. Who knew a little white box could bring so much inspiration and joy! I know many of you used the ideas we presented for your box. There were many “Prayer Boxes” and “Blessing Boxes” and “Caught Being Good Boxes” that left Brookside that day.
Here is another option that would make a wonderful gift for someone special in your life -- A Memory Jar! Decorate a jar (or a box) and fill it with slips of paper that contain memories about that person or things you love about that person. Maybe your slips of paper could big enough to have a picture too – sort of a scrapbook in a jar about your loved one. I don’t know about you but I would LOVE a gift like this!
You could also make it a family project and create a new tradition. Have everyone in your family fill the jar throughout the year with things that happen that they want to remember. Have them put their name on their memory and date it. Your 5 year old might have a memory every day. Your teenager might only write one every other week. Imagine how fun to look back at the end of the year. Then you can put those memories in an envelope or a photo album and start the New Year off again with an empty jar.
So grab a jar and start writing down those memories!
"Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose." -- from the TV show The Wonder Years"