Want a fun, creative, and cost efficient way to show someone you care this holiday season? This easy-to-make Memory Box is filled with tons of memories written by yourself, friends or family, that will put a smile on even a Grinch's face. Using only scissors, paper, and a box, you can make your very own gift that keeps on giving.
I originally created this idea for my grandfather who lost his wife of 73 years this past January. I know the first holiday without her is going to be extremely different, so I wanted to create something that would make him feel loved and plaster a smile on his face every day of the year. The one extremely important restriction I had was money. As a college student, I just don't have much of it! So, I needed to turn my creativity skills on high in order to make the gift special while still on a budget.
Step 1: Gather your materials
1. A box or some type of object that will hold all the 'memories'.
2. Paper for the memories to be written on.
3. Scissors to cut the strips of paper.
You can change the paper and box to suit different occasions or holidays. For Christmas you could use a holiday box, and red and green paper, or if your Memory Box will be utilized all year long, you may want to stick with more versatile colors. I chose colorful paper to make the project more festive, and a clear cyllinder instead of a box so I would be able to show off the nice colors of the slips of paper.