Simple family ritual: Memory Jar
We've been paying attention to getting organized in recent weeks, so yay us! Here's a lovely counterpoint to all the focus on stuff and space: a simple way to "organize" family memories.
As those singular family moments happen -- the silly dinner conversations, the priceless quotes, the quiet observations -- write a few descriptive notes on a scrap of paper and drop it into a Memory Jar. Everyone can participate. Non-writers can toss in small objects or drawings...anything that'll jog a favorite memory.
At the end of the year (or on a birthday, anniversary, holiday, last day of school or other other significant occasion), open the jar and read the memories out loud, then sit back and listen to your family's laughter.
Reminds me of a book I reviewed years ago and loved: Everyday Traditions: Simple Family Rituals for Connection and Comfort.
SO happy you pointed me at this, Heather! Thank you.