Father's day is coming up...I lost my dad last year to cancer. This is my son sitting on the John Deere with my dad when Sam was probably 18 months old.
Here's Dad and I and Sam and Mom about a year and a half before he died. Strange not to have a dad for father's day.
I wanted to repost this idea for Father's day. I thought it was a great idea...I have a really large family and most of us kids and most of the grandkids too added pictures or stories or other memory things in the jar I fixed up. A few of my brothers (maybe all of them, I can't really remember) thought it was too much of a goodbye...so they didn't contribute. I thought it was a special way to say goodbye that he could look at and maybe enjoy some of the fun stories and photos. We all knew that he wouldn't be here with us much longer. My son put a note in the jar that said some thing like this:
I love you Grandpa. You are like a father to me.
So anyway, here's the re-post:
My family is making my dad a jar full of memories for Father's Day....
I decorated a half gallon jar (WalMart for $3) and we are putting letters, notes, photos that represent a good memory or fun time with Dad/Grandpa.
This is how it all started...scrapbooking supplies...I used a friend's Cricut and made the cute little die cuts to decorate paper on all four sides of the jar.The lid was made with letters made from the Cricut and surrounding by rows of tiny dots of acrylic paint. I made lots of rows....
I used designs that reminded me of Dad....and made the tag from scrapbooking paper with a star eyelet holding it all together. I found some tiny cute brown ribbon that seemed to be made for the jar colors.
I had to include the John Deere tractor and the barn too!
It would also make a great birthday present or a Mother's Day gift as well.