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We all know that grandparents love homemade gifts from their grandkids. But for many of us Christmas sneaks up too quickly and we are left with nothing but good intentions and a store-bought gift. Well with 10 days until Christmas I am here to tell you there is still time for this homemade Christmas gift! Several years back, a friend shared her brilliant handmade grandparent gift idea that her kids gave their grandparents… get this: year after year! She called it a memory jar. The beauty of this Christmas present is that your kids can make it as simple or extravagant as time and attention spans allow, and either way your relatives will treasure it.
Here are the basics of a memory jar or box:
Think of how much it will mean to grandparents when they read the recounting of memories big and small (probably over and over). Now how many gifts can you say a) get your kids writing b) give your kids something do while you shop, bake, wrap, nap ; ) and c) give your parents tears of joy? Have fun. If your kids make a memory jar or box, we'd love it if you shared photos of their creations on our Facebook page!