Free From the Heart Mothers Day Gift

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Mothers Jar of Love
I wanted to show you how to created a Mothers Day gift on a budget and still be heart felt.
This is the one I made for my Mom several years ago and I wanted to share it with everyone.
What you will need:
1 pickle jar or similar (if you don’t have one on hand stop at any local diner, and they will normally have one they can give you.)
365 note cards 
Scrap of fabric for the lid

The idea is to come up with 365 memories shared between you and your Mom.  I know it seems like a lot and even overwhelming, but believe me once you take the time to sit down and start thinking the memories will flow.
If you have siblings split the cards up and have everyone write down memories.

I had many laughs and some tears writing my Moms and even some memories she had forgot but once she stared reading the note card it came back to her.

Add some potpourri and the note cards (now every card will smell pretty.)

Let your Mom know she is to read only one memory per day.   This will give her something to look forward to every day.

As we all know memories are precious!

In my Moms own words here is what she said about her gift:

I am so blessed to have such a loving, caring daughter who gave me the perfect Mother’s Day  gift..    I was surprised with  the most precious, hand made gift from her.  Note cards hand written with memories from her childhood were inside a decorated jar enclosed with some pretty smelling  potpourri.  Each morning as I start my day, I pull out a note card and read it.  Some cards leave me laughing as I remember some of the crazy, fun things we have done.  Some leave me with a tear rolling down my check.  Some are memories of all we have shared together and how things are so much easier to bear because we have each other to love.  And then there’s the things I never knew about (Mom’s always the last to know)!  I picture the little girl she was, with a cool-aid mustache and marvel at the wonderful woman she has become.  My daughter, my friend and a wonderful gift from God.



  1. says

    This not only the sweetest idea,it is “AWESOME”,such a great idea,SOMETIMES MEMORIES ARE ALL WE HAVE!
    HUGS and happy Mothers day to you.

  2. says

    Dawn, This is a precious and thougtful gift. ANY mother would just cherish this. My Mother is out of town until the following weekend. I am making her this lovely gift!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. says

    What a wonderful gift to give Dawn. And your Mom sounds lovely. Does she live near you?

  4. says

    I’m your newest follower from What Allie’s Making Now blog hop. This is such a sweet idea!

  5. says

    Too late for me to do this this year but what a great gift to give and is it wrong that I thought I would love for my kids to give this to me? 🙂 Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday

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