Memory Jar


I’m always on the lookout for interesting ways to capture memories.  And memories are sometimes as fleeting as fireflies.

Photos are great but when hilarious moments happen, or someone says the sweetest thing, a photo just won’t do.  That’s why when I found book designer Brooke Reynolds (also former senior art director for Martha Stewart Living) write about how she captures her children’s little sayings and funny moments, I knew it was an idea worth keeping.

She just keeps a jar on her desk.  That’s all.  Scribbling on whatever she can find and dating each note, she’s able to go through them at anytime, record them in diaries, or giggle over them at dinner or holidays.

Try making your own memory jar inspired by Brooke.  You can read more on how she makes every day a holiday by visiting her site, inchmark.

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