April 28, 2010
Anniversary Gift Idea
My husband and I are getting ready to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary! I have been working hard on making his gift…a memory jar! Jared and I have known each other for over 14 years, so we have A LOT of memories.
Here is how I made the jar…
STEP ONE: Find a jar!
STEP TWO: Decide how many memories you want to write about and then cut that many tiny papers! ( I decided to do 100 memories.)
On each paper, write a memory that you and your husband have shared. I like to write about vacations, fun and hard times, concerts, movies, restaurants, etc.! Each memory is only one to two sentences long. Just a quick reminder on the memory. In all honesty 100 memories took me about an hour. Remember, each memory is only one or two lines. Keeping it sweet, yet simple!
STEP FOUR: Put all your memories together in a jar and give it to your husband.
STEP FIVE: Two or three times a week before you go to bed, pull out a memory and read it together! I am excited to remember back to those times we so easily forget.
When my husband went on his mission, I did this same idea. I sent him off with a jar of memories. In each letter he wrote, he would write what he remembered on the back of the memory! It was a fun way to remember all the great things that made our relationship what it was.
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