In an earlier birthday post I talked about how in lieu of presents I asked all of L's friends to bring a donation to the food bank. I still wanted something for L to have to remind her of her party and her friends so I came up with this idea....
I set up a little fabric painting station and had all of her guests paint a little square of fabric with fabric paint.
Here they all are drying.
Then my lovely Mom sewed them onto a piece of fleece to make a birthday memory blanket/quilt.
My Mom recently had a birthday as well. For her gift I contacted all of our family and her friends and asked them to write down a few fond memories they have of times with my Mom. I put them all in this decorated jar added some electric candles to make it glow and wrote "Mom's Memory Jar" on the lid.
She had a wonderful and touching time sitting by the fire reading and reminiscing!