Mother’s Day Memories

While reading the May issue of Better Homes and Gardens, I spotted a Mother’s Day idea.  Remember, Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th.  A modern take on the classic time capsule to celebrate mom.  Drop souvenirs, photos, a journal and memory card of favorite moments with mom in a glass jar.  Each year, look through the jar and reminisce about your favorite memories from years past.

We do something similar, inspired by Young House Love, to remember our family vacations.  Each destination gets a separate labeled jar filled with maps, sand, rocks, shells, pine cones, menus, ticket stubs and photos.  Basically, anything we’ve put in our pockets to represent the good time we had.

I love that this concept can adapt to nearly any occasion, whether Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a birthday, (make one for each member?) or graduation.  Not only are your precious keepsakes in plain sight, but the tradition of recapping the highlights of the past year is sentimentally sweet.

While we’re on the subject, if you’re a mom, what was the best Mother’s Day gift you’ve received?  Sons and daughters, what was the best gift you gave?  Do you hint for gifts?  Or maybe you prefer to leave it completely up to the giver?  Do you think it is rude to give gift giving options?  Are you going to make a mom capsule?

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One thought on “Mother’s Day Memories

  1. I love this idea for Mother’s Day. Thanks for sharing- I didn’t realize it was coming up so soon.
    We’re also big fans of the vacation jar- such a simple way to keep favorite memories on display.

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