I met a lovely new person on Twitter a few months ago, called Tracy Griffin. We got talking about diet and lifestyle stuff, she too is an avid supporter of the local hashtag #BeckBromFL bringing local business and personal accounts in the Bromley borough (and surrounding areas) together. Tracy's business Memory Makers is what I want to talk about today! Tracy generously sent me a Memory Maker jar to review for you all. (photo by Memory Makers)
From the get go, it's clear Memory Makers was born out of love. The business grew from a beautiful idea Tracy and her family had about keeping track of those special moments throughout the year, in a pretty jar, ready to open a year on from the start date. After posting about this lovely tradition on her social media page on New Years Eve, Tracy woke up on New Years day to heaps of positive comments about her idea. It was then she realised she could spread the love and enable family, friends, colleagues... everyone... to start making and keeping their own memories in this unique way. (photo by Memory Makers)
I have a chronic illness that affects my memory terribly. I mean, to
ridiculous levels. This is another reason why the Memory Makers idea feels so great to me. What better way to help ourselves remember those little funny, cute, special moments that we might have otherwise forgotten in the hustle and bustle of every day life? As well as actually helping improve memory by jogging us back to those stolen moments in time, it's also very good for mental health; recording and then looking back on positive experiences throughout the year is a brilliant thing. As someone who had a pretty rubbish year last year, this would have really benefitted my family and I.
So how do you get a Memory Makers jar? It couldn't be simpler! Tracy's site not only looks gorgeous, it navigates easily too. The menu gives great examples of the types of jar you can make, from wedding gifts, to the school teacher's summer thank you gift. A newborn present or 60th birthday offering, there's so much choice. (photo by Memory Makers)
Each jar is personalised with a tag, with details supplied by you. There are
also a plethora of decorative ribbons to chose from. As an added detail, Tracy supplies you with a little pencil and quality paper matching your ribbon choice, gently tied together with a beautiful bow. Such a pretty way to start creating those memories! When you write a memory on the supplied paper, you simply fold it and place it in the jar. Once the memories start filling up your empty jar space, it starts to look even more eye-catching, bursting with cleverly matched colour.
These options are all picked via the 'how to order' form on the website. After filling it in myself (yes, I have already bought one for a friend!), I can
personally vouch for it being an extremely user-friendly way of ordering a
lovely bespoke gift. Tracy is always on hand via the website, social media and email if anything needs going over, there is also an option to leave your phone number in case of any problems or queries with your order. A nice touch that makes you as the buyer feel very secure.
So, on to the goodies. My Memory Maker dispatch note was sent via email and the jar arrived safely in a box with plenty of warning stickers for the over-zealous postie. It was carefully packaged in bubble wrap
and wrapped again in a deep purple coloured tissue paper. Very exciting to open!
Now, I'll let the images do the talking. I will say that the jar was larger,
heavier and more beautiful than I had imagined from the images. You can really tell both by touch and visually that this is a great quality product.
I asked Tracy to have both the boys on my label, so they can create a years worth of memories to look back on together in 2015, when Sully will be much more able to understand the concept of memories making you feel good. I'm really glad I'm getting the chance to document both my toddler's journey into pre-school and my eldest son's transition into secondary school, as well as our first ever family holiday later on this year. We haven't even started filling it yet and I'm already excited to open it next year!
I really liked the concept of Memory Makers but when I got my hands on one, I fell in love with it. Thanks Tracy for giving me the opportunity to review such a lovely unique product. To find out more, pop over to the Memory Makers website.
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I have received no payment for this review, only the jar and contents shown here. All views are my own, as are all pictures unless otherwise stated.
Who is Julie?
30 something, mother of two gorgeous boys, lover of one gorgeous husband, perpetually living in a dream world full of wine, chocolate and artsy crafty things.