we dont go on a ton of vacations, but we always have fun.
and i hate buying tons of crappy souviners.
but i love remembering.
so years ago i came up with this BRILLANT IDEA!
let me tell you how easy and cheap these are to make.
(this is our stash of jars in the tv room)
while on your vacation, pick up things here and there. we have put sand, squished pennies, empty crayon boxes from resturants (we needed to to take the crayons out to entertain our kids the rest of the vacation), ticket stubs...you get the idea.
ANYTHING! (this one is from our trip to sun valley idaho july 2009)
then put the loacation and date on the top.
we have the jars lined up on the shelf in out living room. nate has brought them for 'v' day in school. the teacher loved it (and if you are like me, i still need the teachers approval!). sometimes the kids just want to look at them (not opening the jars, just thru the glass) and talk about the trip and the memories.
when they do that, i feel like the worlds best mom.
easier than scrapbooking, super cheap to make and an amazing way to remember great family vacations!
makes you want to head out right now, doesnt it?
(this one is from our trip to atlanta georgia may 2008)
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and the groschen goblins and v & co and extreme personal measures and remodelaholics and i am only one and twiced remembered and delicious ambiguity