Mother’s Day Memory Jar

Is everyone ready for Mother’s Day?  My husband and I will be in Indianapolis this weekend, running a half-marathon (although when we signed up, we didn’t realize the race was on Mother’s Day weekend!).  

So, since I need to not procrastinate plan ahead, I have decided to do something a little different this year.  Yes, I probably will get my mom a pretty outdoor planter, since that has kind of become the “tradition”, but I wanted to do something a little different this year as well. 

A Mother’s Day Memory Jar.

This idea stemmed from something that was inspired by PK at Room Remix for Christmas.  (I would link to her blog, but she decided to stop blogging – oh, how I miss her!).  I made this Countdown to Christmas jar for the kids, and each day they would pull a card and read the “Idea of the Day” – it could be family movie night, baking Christmas cookies, etc… 

So, for Mother’s Day, I have been writing down some memories of my mom, as well as some things about her for which I’m thankful.

No comments on the Neil Diamond reference if you don’t like Neil.  I once heard a comedian say, “There are two kinds of people in this world.  Those who like Neil Diamond, and those who don’t.”  Well, I do.

Then I folded them up to look cute and hot glued a little circle on it.

Then I put them all together in a jar, added some ribbon and a fun flower from my scrapbooking supplies.  Voila!

Knowing my mom, I think she is going to love this. 

And really, as moms, don’t we love the sentimental handmade gifts our children give us the most?  I know I do. 

Hope you moms out there have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Linking to:
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Chic on a Shoestring – Flaunt it Friday
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Dittle Dattle – Amaze Me Monday


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    May 5, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    This is adorable and a great idea!! thanks for sharing- and goodluck in your run!

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    May 5, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    what a great idea! so thoughtful : )

    good luck with your half marathon.

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    Love the Decor!
    May 5, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    What a lovely idea!!
    I really miss PK and her blog too!

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    Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
    May 5, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    That's a great idea, Jenny! I know that I always talk about things I remember with my parents about when I was a kid. They are good memories for all of us to think about.

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    Little Miss Penny Wenny
    May 6, 2011 at 5:40 am

    Jenny, that is SUCH a darling idea. Your mom is absolutely going to love it. I wish I had enough time to make one for my momma… next year!

    Good luck at the half marathon; you are amazing!

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    May 6, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Love this idea. I think this would be my mom's favorite gift ever!

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    Delightful Order
    May 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    This is great!! Would love for you to link it to my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party sometimes. 🙂


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    May 6, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    my mom actually did this for me every year when i went away to college. she had bible passages, inspirational quotes, memories… it was the best gift ever and i looked forward to a new one every year! i have given it as a gift many times too and it is always loved.
    yours is DARLING!

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    May 6, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I did something similar for my mom's 60th bday. My sister and I brainstormed 60 memories of Mom, printed it with some fun fonts, and then had it matted and framed. She hung it on the wall with all of the family pics.

    For my kids, I have done good old fashioned paper chains as a count down. We'll do a pattern (red, green for ex), use stickers, etc-hang them on their bedroom doorknobs and each night they tear one off. It's a great visual to show the passage of time shortening until the impt date.

    Good luck on the 1/2 mary. I'm planning to do the Cbus again this fall with friends…this year we can all stay in my new house!

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    May 7, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    That is so sweet/special/pretty – I love it Jenny!
    Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow!

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    Delightful Order
    May 12, 2011 at 3:15 am

    I LOVE this! Wanted to let you know that I featured you today at my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party. Come over and grab a button, if you'd like.


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