Creating a box of happy memories for 2013

When I was looking back through 2012, I realised just how easy it was to forget the little events that happened throughout the year. I initially toyed with the idea of getting a scrapbook for 2013, but in the end decided it would be easier to fill a memory box instead:

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2013 memory box

The idea was originally inspired by the Happiness jar, something that a lot of bloggers posted about earlier this month. I didn't have any glass jars to hand, but what I did have was an abundance of cardboard boxes (which is just as well given how clumsy I can be!). This particular box has a pull out drawer, and I decorated it with the bow from my Next Noel candle. An old Glossybox or chocolate tin would also work just as well.

It's early days yet, but in the memory box so far are train tickets from my visit to an old school friend, show passes from my evening at Cirque du soleil and a lunch receipt from a recent bloggers meet up. I'm now really looking forward to filling up the box with good memories, then emptying it out at the end of the year and reminding myself just what a good time I had in 2013.

Will you be doing a memory box/jar this year? What are you most looking forward to in 2013?

6 comments

  1. This is a great idea, it makes me sad to think about how many memories I have forgotten from last year! I usually try to make a scrapbook but it takes a lot of time so this is a really quick and effective alternative! Thanks for posting :)

    Http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

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    1. Thanks Hannah, it's such an easy idea and it's nice to have somewhere to keep all my happy memories of 2013 x

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  2. Ii do this every year and I love to go through all the stuff I gathered, brings out so many momories! Great idea (:

    xx,
    talkingpickles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, I'm really looking forward to emptying this and reflecting back on 2013 at the end of the year x

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  3. I do my "month in pictures" posts to remember those things that happen throughout the month, but I love your idea more than the jar thingy!

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    1. Thanks Gaby, it's nice to have a physical reminder to look back on x

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