For the past three years I have wanted to make one of these annual memory jars to hold mementos and little scraps of paper with happy memories written as they occur.
Unfortunately, I always remember the idea round about June or July at the earliest, and then it's a wash because half the year's happenings have come and gone. A few weeks ago in December I saw the posts for jar ideas popping up all over Pinterest, and I knew this would be the year!
I washed and dried our glass quart bottle of Broguieres milk after we finished it, taped on a piece of scrapbook paper that I keep in an odds and ends box for projects just like this, and recolored a wedding invitation key motif banner to make the label. I cut some strips from another scrap sheet and now they're sitting in a milk glass ashtray, ready to hold all the funny and sweet little moments that come and go so quickly every day. I can't wait to read them all twelve months from now. With Little Will Shakespeare guarding the whole endeavour, it has to be a thoughtful and poetic year!