Memory Jars to Capture Those Happy Days | My Baba

Let’s face it, holidays are expensive things, and I don’t mean the hotel, transport or food, it’s the souvenirs that can add on all those extra costs. This is a way to create your own ones without breaking the bank.

All you need is a mason jar and some objects collected on your holiday. These could be ticket stumps from flights, museums, shows, pressed flowers, shells, sand, rocks etc. Then, when home fill your jar with your treasures and label it with where it is from. We used small tags with the place, year and symbol to show which season it was (sun for summer, leaf for autumn, snow flake for winter and flower for spring).

I wish I had known about these earlier as a small jar filled with black sand and a shell would have been a great souvenir from a trip to Hawaii. Oh well, I will know better for next time.

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Nanny Anita
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Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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