Create a Memory Jar (FREE PRINTABLE) craft. This Create A Memory project comes with a free printable set to easily create memories that you can share all year long with any mother or mother figure in your life.
When it comes to my own daughter, I know that it doesn’t matter if we are shopping, watching tv, or coloring at the table, she is just happy to be spending time with me. In the end there is nothing I can buy that replaces the just being there moments. But life can get really busy and sometimes even THINKING of something to do can be overwhelming and tiring.
So I created a FREE “CREATE-A-MEMORY” jar to encourage weekly connection. It works perfectly for the upcoming Mothers Day holiday and I am proud to share two FREE MOTHERS DAY PRINTABLES . I wanted to think of a way for you or your child to gift the most valuable thing at all in celebration of Mothers Day- TIME.
Memory Jar Printable Set Comes With:
- a Mothers Day letter that a child can print off, sign and gift to the special mom in their life
- A label for the mason jar, which you can print on sticker paper to easily wrap around the jar OR just print on regular paper, modge podge on or drop inside.
- 2 sheets of memory ideas
- 2 sheets of blank memory ideas that you can fill out yourself
Download the PDF FILE HERE <———————————— Click to download and print the set
STORE YOUR MEMORIES: This project is about making and KEEPING the memory. Do not forget to have a large jar to store your memories in, like a hocking jar or a 1 gallon mason jar. Here are a few great options so you do not have to run around looking for one.
Memory Jar for ANYONE (not just a mom)
Don’t have a “mom”? I am going to get real for a minute. Every year when mothers day comes up I kinda feel sad. You see, my biological mother wasn’t involved in my life. My dad raised me, along with my step mom, and I had very little contact with my “real” mom pretty much since I was born. She just…she didn’t care to be involved. That’s the blunt truth.
I had a step mom and while I can easily say I loved her, I don’t know that we ever ‘clicked’ past the mom and step-daughter phase. She was unfortunately killed many years ago when I was newly married and so I can’t even tell you if, as an adult, we would have made a better team. Of course now, as a grown woman, I have plenty of mother figures in my life. I have my mother in law, whom I have known since I was 15 years old and is absolutely a mom to me and my other step-mom who is an amazing grandparent to my kids (I was grown and gone before she was in the picture so our relationship is a little different than tradition parent/child).
And now that I have given you the condensed version of my tragic ‘no mother’ life, let me tell you the great things that have come out of it.
- My dad managed to raise me and have me turn out just fine. I don’t know how he did it some days. Raising kids is hard, but I have to say I am pretty awesome <—true story
- I am a great mother to my kids. It’s interesting but my lack of a mother/daughter relationship just pushed me to be a better parent for my own kids.
- My grandmother and I are best friends for life.
I have always been surrounded by those that love and care for me and my grandmother has, in many ways, taken the place of having a mom. She taught me to bake huge massive cookies that require a pound of flour, she listened to me cry when I was afraid to call anyone else, she is now my sounding piece for nearly every since thing ever. I call her almost daily for no real reason at all other than to say hi. I really mention all of this to tell you that no matter WHO you have in your life that is that special relationship, even if not a “mom” there is still so much value in celebrating the one that has brought friendship, love, and care into your life.
Additionally, I have created a secondary memory jar set that takes off the word “mom” for readers like myself that have someone special they want to do a jar with but isn’t their ‘mom’. Maybe for you, i’ts a step mom, grandparent, or even a dad! You fill out the who it’s to part~! You can download that PDF file here.
Don’t forget your downloads. Click on the set you want to begin FREE PDF FILE DOWNLOAD – just click images to download!