Final month my mother turned 75 and it was arduous to determine what reward to offer her. She does not need or want extra issues to take a seat in the home, and to be trustworthy, she wasn’t all that enthusiastic about turning 75. I knew she would not be excited a couple of large occasion… and the conventional reward concepts appeared type of boring for a milestone birthday.
Then I received the thought to make a reminiscence jar for her! We might reward her 75 reminiscences.
Necessities for a Reminiscence Jar reward:
Any sort of jar will work for a reminiscence jar. We selected one from Passion Foyer with a latch to maintain it closed. A mason jar would additionally work nicely.
Coloured glass can be good, however I prefer it if the jar is translucent so you’ll be able to see all of the reminiscences in it!
Along with the jar, I additionally purchased some colourful origami paper. The paper we used is 4″ x 4.” We have used 6-inch origami paper for initiatives up to now, however this measurement appeared good for writing small messages.
What to place in your reminiscence jar:
Our entire household (5 youngsters and two dad and mom) wrote down reminiscences till we had 75 reminiscences. We did this over the course of some days, and it was actually a lot enjoyable! So cool to look again on all of the enjoyable instances we had! Every particular person put their identify on all of their reminiscences so my mother might see who wrote what.
We did not fear about turning each reminiscence into one thing nice. Simply easy, on a regular basis reminiscences of doing issues collectively. The kids wrote about card video games, birthdays collectively, vacation traditions and humorous issues that occurred.
After which some reminiscences turned out to be nice! One in all my husband’s reminiscences was that I received to place every of the grandchildren in my mom’s arms for the primary time.
Once we had 75 reminiscences, I fastidiously loaded them into the jar.
Then we put the jar in a present bag and we had been all set!
My mother liked it! The primary evening she learn an entire pile of reminiscences. Possibly 25 or so. Then over the following few days she took out a couple of at a time and skim them. She stated it was like a sweet jar, however with no energy! Then she learn all of them once more as she put them again within the jar.
Reminiscence Jar Concepts:
- Make a jar of fifty reminiscences for a fiftieth anniversary
- Make a jar for a particular trainer or mentor – have the entire class contribute reminiscences
- In fact birthdays work nicely
- Make a pot for somebody retiring from a few years in the identical place
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