This is a simple but profound way to celebrate your father, or the father of your kids.
I’ve taken a strip of cloth and sewn a hem with white embroidery floss, then stamped the letters onto the fabric. But it would be easy to use a paper or ribbon label, marked with crayons or Sharpies. Add photos if you want, glue one right on to the jar.
The strips of paper are written notes about moments or activities that stand out, things like fun vacation times, or a day when you beat your dad at cards or tennis for the first time. Refer to jokes, family code words for things that make you laugh. Remind your dad of a disaster that has gotten to be a funny family memory.
There are lots of ways to make this personal, but I guarantee, the recipient will be touched.
Whenever he has a bad day, or just needs to be reminded of how much he is loved, this jar will be there to remind him.
Oh, and I would love if you can send me a photograph of YOUR memory jar! Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll post it on my blog and Facebook page. I wish my Daddy were still around: he would love this!!