Name of Project
100 Memories - Jar of Memories
Ages This Project is Suitable For
Approximate Time Required to Complete This Project
1 Jar with lid, ribbon, paper and pen (or optionally you can type on a computer and print), scissors
Make a list of 100 memories that you and your significant other have shared. Ideas can be romantic, funny, sad or anything else. Each idea should be listed on a separate line item on a piece of paper, ideally stated in very few words (one sentence maximum). You can hand write this list or type on a computer and print them. The latter of these options is probably better. Once printed, use scissors to cut each line item (or 'memory') into a single strip. So, if you have 25 ideas listed on a piece of paper, you'll use scissors to cut that piece of paper into 25 identically sized strips. Then, fold all 100 resulting strips in half and place them in a jar. Ideally, a short mason jar works best. Then, tie a ribbon around the jar and make into a bow or decorate how you see fit. Place the jar somewhere for your significant to other locate.
Tips and Tricks
- When hiding the jar, make it a scavenger hunt for them to find the jar, or just send him/her a text message on their cell phone that there is something waiting for them behind the couch, etc.
- Make sure each strip of paper is the same size and is placed in the jar the same way. Visually, it will look a lot nicer.
- Make a label on the top of the jar that says "100 memories". You can use a label maker, or just write/type it on a piece of paper which you'll glue or tape to the top of the lid of the jar
- Take several days to make your list since you will likely remember more of the obscure memories over time