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Memory Box

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Preserving a Legacy of Family, Faith, and Food – November 1 – December 31

When I saw this craft, I immediately fell in love. What a special way to remember all those wonderful everyday moments! Be sure to check out Tricia’s new book The Memory Jar! – Melissa Ringstaff


Do you remember the show Bill Cosby hosted called Kids Say the Darndest Things? While my three oldest kids were growing up, they would say the funniest things, and I wish I could remember them! Now Alyssa, my two-year-old, is getting to the age she starts saying some hilarious things, and I finally have a way to keep track of those words I want to remember.

If you have a recipe box you’re not using around the house, you’re practically done! Feel free to spiffy it up a little, either with spray paint or maybe painting with some stencils to make it your own. I like the idea of putting “remember” on the lid.

Fill it with blank note cards, and use tab dividers to split the note cards between your children. If you don’t have any (or if you again want to spiffy it up), make your own with printed scrapbook paper, and write your kids’ names on the tabs.

Now when your kids say something funny, you can write down exactly what they said, as well as the date and their age. It is the ideal way to remember those small moments that make life so great.

[tooltip text=”TOOLTIP TEXT”]Tricia is the author of more than 30 books and has published more than 500 articles for national publications such as Focus on the Family, Today’s Christian Woman, and HomeLife Magazine. She won the Historical Novel of the Year award in both 2005 and 2006 from American Christian Fiction Writers, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer’s Conference in 2003. Tricia’s book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion Book Award in 2005. Tricia’s co-written novel, The Swiss Courier, was a nominee for the Christy Awards.

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  1. Thank you for sharing!! I always thought I'd remember with my older kids, now I'm learning to write things down! Little Alyssa continues to come up with adorable sayings! I also recently started a Book Journal and we're writing down all the books we read together! She's 2 now, so by the time she's 10 we should have quite the list!

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