Thursday, December 2, 2010
Reusable Christmas Tins and Containers
The post over at Simple,Green Frugal Co-op,(http://simple-green-frugal-co-op.blogspot.com/) brings back memories of things that have happened in my house hold. I,too, collect a few tins of all sizes and shapes.In the past,I used one of the bigger tins for storing many of the smaller toys I'd collect from the floor after the kids had spent the day. Then as the children grew older, I would use the tin for other things,but my little grandson still remembered the toy tin, and years later, he took it down to look over his toys once more,only to find sewing notions inside. I remember hearing him say,"But,Meemaw,what have you done with my toys."I wouldn't have ever dreamed that he would remember that from when he was a baby.I guess some memories linger forever.That's why I try so hard to make lots of memories for and with my two grandchildren now. You never know just what they'll remember.
The posted idea from Simple,Green Frugal Co-op, is a great one. I may try it myself,this year. I have accumulated so much fabric, I may try making reusable gift bags for the entire family, and we can all reuse them as we do the Family Christmas Stockings. I am so proud of the Stockings I have used for 30+ years. Hopefully, the day will come when the children and their children will use the same reusable bags, and enjoy a few precious memories of their own.Thanks so much for the great idea.
(The tin pictured is not a Christmas tin, but one the kids identify as holding some of their toys in the years past.)