I have heard about this idea from many people and I think it is such a great one that I decided to do it myself. So I’m not a scrapbooker – never have been – don’t think I ever will be… but I love cherishing the memories of my children especially with the funny and loving things they say. I wanted something quick, easy and of course cheap.
You could also use this: with your husband, ideas you have, a bridal shower or baby shower gift (where people at the party write down wishes/sayings to the receiver), or just special things people have said to you that you would like to remember.
It goes like this:
When your child, or whomever you choose, says something you want to remember you just write it down and stick it in the jar. (I like to put the date too!) I found some old jars in my pantry to begin my project and used some ribbon to tie little tags on the jars in order to write their names. Then I hit Micheals where I found these fabulous little pieces of paper from Martha Stewarts collection. (70 tags for 1.99 and yes, I even used my 40% off coupon saving = .80 cents!)
Complete side note: (I couldn’t find the cents sign on my keypad– is there even one?)
Now I must say these tags don’t leave a lot of room to write but for me they are perfect because I just wanted to jot down short and simple sayings. You can find many sizes and shapes of labels at Micheals and Hobby Lobby or even just cutting construction paper or notecards the size you want them would work too.
I am keeping my tags and pen in a little votive next to my jars and next to a framed anniversary card that my husband gave to me a couple years back. That idea was one straight from Oprah and I love having a special note framed (especially since it doesn’t happen much!)
I’m going to call it my little shelf of love!
Happy Valentines Day!