Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Ideas Day 2

You are going to love this idea!

One year, Maria took a round tin (vintage?) and turned it into a treasure for me.  I am sure a variety of containers could be used.  I loved this one.


 She filled it with 356 little slips of paper.


On each slip of paper was one of her childhood memories involving me.  How could she even think up that many memories?


Isn't that cool?  Each was folded in half just once.  It took restraint to read just one a day, but that made it a a gift to last all year.  Truthfully, it will last a lifetime.


After I read each one, I folded it accordion style, just so I could tell which I'd already read.  Of course I saved every single one.



It was so much fun to read through them.  Some of her memories were things I also remembered, but some were thoughts she had that I never even knew about at the time.  It was fun to read all those memories from her point of view.  I knew this took a lot of thought and time but oh my, what a treasure it was, and still is, for me!

10 comments:

affectioknit said...

That is such an awesome idea! Leave it to Maria to think of that!

Have a lovely day!

Maria Rose said...

It was a gift to me as well, what a fun thing to create!

Michelle said...

That is, without a doubt, the best gift I have ever heard of! What a treasure for you, and kudos to Maria for thinking of it.

Emily said...

I agree, an amazing and incredibly thoughtful gift indeed! :)

Petra said...

My mom is no longer here with us but what a lovely gift! I will share this lovely idea with those who can still bless their moms on this side of life. What a blessing your daughter is!

Susan Struck said...

Thank you all. Petra (and anyone else), this could be used for anyone, not just mothers. We all need to know we are remembered, appreciated and loved, right?

Janine said...

This blesses my heart so much! That is so special!

Victoria said...

Gosh, how do you top this?!! That Maria, a walking talking creative genius!..Mom!

Janet, said...

What a great idea. You could also put them into a wide mouth mason jar. (I like mason jars) I did something like this one time, only I put questions inside the jar. They would take out a piece of paper with a question on it about them --- their past, their ancestors, etc. and then write their answers down in a notebook. This is great for a genealogy researcher. You could use a variation of this at a family reunion. Our reunion is Saturday, my head is now spinning trying to come up with ideas to do with this. :o)

gift pakistan said...

Thank you so much to given such a awesome gift ideas i like it.

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