Memorial Day Memory Project

Memorial Day Memory Project

by Brenda Hyde

While Memorial Day is a time to honor our heroes, veterans and the family members that we have lost, it is also a time to embrace our memories of them. This Memorial Day take time out with your family to share memories of family and friends who are no longer with you-celebrate their life, and the moments you had with them. Help your children to know them and to feel connected to them through your memories.

Select a few photographs, letters, postcards or other mementos of your loved ones and arrange them in a collage style on white paper. Take it to a copy center and have enough copies made for each person in the family-including kids and grandkids. Using the computer write a letter that shares your memories of the family members that have passed away.

Hand these out at your Memorial Day gathering or mail them if you can't get together. Ask each person to share their own memories and return them to you. By starting this gathering of memories you can add to it and eventually put the sheets together for a special family memory book. Don't let time go by without doing something to keep your family's memories alive for future generations. Memories and traditions help our children discover who they are and where they come from.

About the author

Brenda Hyde is a wife, mom to three and editor of Old Fashioned Living. For more family projects subscribe to her family newsletter. More information or here..


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