Memories – the best way to hold on to a moment or a person.
We all have memories of the past – some good, some bad. The bad – we try to forget. The good – we strive to hold on to.
When I was asked by to create a Memory Capsule, I knew this was something I would have great fun writing about. I also didn’t realise how hard it would be as it brought back memories both sad and happy.
My children have their own memory boxes – filled with memories of their days out, their medals etc.
I was sent a box by Safestore to store my memories and this could not have come at a better time as I am decluttering. No, I didn’t throw out my memories!!
Today I’m sharing my memories with you –
I clearly need a bigger box. 🙂
A doll I had when I was a child.
My uncle bought me this as one of my 21st birthday presents.
This was the first toy that Hubs gave me when we were dating – A racoon. Was he trying to tell me that’s how I looked with day after my make-up still on?
My Mum had been ill for sometime and when I went to visit her overseas and she gave this picture – I knew I would not see her again.
She also gave me this piece of costume jewellery that she had been given when the Titanic movie was out. Remember, the heart of the ocean? This is her heart and I treasure it always.
My wedding veil and tiara. A congratulatory card given to us by my parents along with the liturgy book from the Wedding service.
My children’s first pieces of clothing and their first shoes. How adorable is that? Makes me broody, it does.
Their hospital tags. With Aeryn, it has a special memory because each time I look at them it reminds me how lucky I am to be alive.
My children’s first toys
I am also going to add these – my Race for Life tags and number.
And finally, I am leaving space for all the memories that are still to come.
I obviously have a whole lot of photographs and albums but they would not fit in the box. I probably need at least 10 more.
The things that belong to the children will be going into their own boxes that they can take with them when they leave home or whenever they like.
I also figured that the best way to decorate my Memory Box is to get them to put their handprints every year on their birthday on one side of the box and see how they change. 🙂 I am also going to cover the rest of the box with their favourite drawings.
Do you have a memory box yourself or for your children? What do you put in it?
Disclaimer: I was sent a box in order to write up the post. All ideas and opinions are my own.