Friday, December 29, 2006

memories in a jar

A special gift from Carrie - her gifts are usually home-made, unique, and from the heart.

This gift consists of a journal and a jar containing 101 little handmade envelopes, each with a message inside, along with some candy! The first page of the journal says:

Recipe for my life history

Combine a generous slice of your life history, a dash of nostalgia, several cups of facts and feelings and 101 deliciously interesting questions. Draw one slip of paper. Take a few minutes to enjoy the memories. Paste or write the question at the top of a blank page. Fill in your answer. Don't worry about your handwriting or spelling - just tell your story. This product was prepared to preserve your life as a message. Enjoy the scrumptious, home-made memories that celebrate something very important - YOU!

An example of some of the messages:

~Describe a typical day during your Jr. High years
~Tell about a frustrating experience that you have had with a car
~Describe your last home as a young couple

Thanks Carrie for this neat gift. After quizzing her, she admitted she found it online here. This gift/project sounds kinda like a blog...

from the corners of my mind
misty water-colored memories


~ Carrie said...

Awww... my gift was blogged! You are very welcome mom! I'm anxious to see what all you have to say in your little journal about your life.

Keep me posted.

jpquilter said...

I did one of these journals last year - it is a great way to get you to write out some of those memeories - have fun

Motherkitty said...

What a clever present. I hope you share with us, your faithful readers, when you complete your journal.

colleenR said...

Very creative. And it's so pretty too. It makes me sort of miss having not having girls, but I do get some pretty awesome pottery each year now.