Special Memories

Valentine's heart from my son
Valentine’s heart from my son

My lovely little boy gave me a beautiful heart this morning for Valentine’s Day.  I love it!  He has been hinting for days that he had made something, at school, for somebody very special.  He also made his sister a special present too.

Sister gift
A gift to his sister on Valentine’s Day

I am very happy that I have such a thoughtful, caring son. I shall keep this forever, in a memory box (ok, one of many memory boxes!) after I’ve hung it up on the wall for a while.

I spend quite a lot of time collecting things for the memory boxes and scrap books. I collect the children’s photos, drawings, paintings, clay work, writing, newspaper clippings as well as many, many more things! I do not want to forget a moment, although I know I will forget bits. My memory is not the best but putting these special items and reminders of moments throughout their childhoods helps me to look back and remember those important times.

Did you receive any cards or gifts from your little ones this Valentine’s? Do you keep scrap books and memory boxes? Are there any other ways that you record special memories? I would love to hear from you!

  • Ewan and Rhys made me a heart too! I’m surprised that Morgan’s school didn’t make anything!

    It’s adorable that he made Holly a gift too!

    • dillydrops

      Aww… you have some lovely boys there :-). I think some schools don’t bother with Valentine’s Day.

  • What a lovely son you have 🙂 I have loads of boxes and bags in my loft full of memories and scrapbooks that I made as like you, I do not want to miss anything. #BinkyLinky

    • dillydrops

      Thank you. I’m glad I’m not the only one that keeps lots of memories! 🙂

  • That’s so thoughtful! Thanks for linking up #binkylinky

    • dillydrops

      That’s ok. Thank you for hosting it 🙂 x.

  • Oh how lovely, handmade presents are always the best! Happy valentines!

    • dillydrops

      They are lovely. Thank you, happy Valentines to you too!

  • Aw, so lovely! I like to keep a few things for memories, but try to resrict myself, otherwise I’d keep everything.

    • dillydrops

      I get a bit like that sometimes. Restricting myself is difficult!

  • That is so lovely! I keep special things like this but can’t keep all the drawings and things that come home from school – I have a page on my blog where I keep photos of all of the little things we just cannot hang on to so at least I have them to look back on.

    • dillydrops

      That’s a good idea! I struggle to throw things away!x

  • How sweet and thoughtful your little guy is!! X

    • dillydrops

      He certainly is! I’m very proud of him 🙂

  • dillydrops

    Aww…that sounds lovely! I have boxes like that. I find it so hard to throw any of it away though!x

  • What a thoughtful son you have! One of the sad things about when they get older is that schools don’t do these sorts of activities with them anymore. It is important to treasure them while they last!

    • dillydrops

      He certainly is! They grow up so quickly, so am treasuring each moment :-). Thank you for commenting.

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