We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.
I don’t know about you but I tend to keep all of the receipts, ticket stubs, and maps from my travels. I will hold on to these keepsakes and usually put them in a shoe box. I’ll look at them maybe once or twice a year. It wasn’t until I read a blog post on Domestocrat that I decided to ditch the shoe box for vacation jar. I thought that making a vacation jar was such a neat idea. That I made a vacation jar of my own. Rather than put my travel mementos in a show box where no once can see them. I decided to display them in a vacation jar. Keep reading to learn how to make a vacation jar.
How To Make A Vacation Jar
I have this insatiable desire to travel the world. So I don’t know how many vacation jars I will end up with or where to put them all. I recently took a trip to Canada. When I got back I made a vacation jar filled with all of the things that I had collected from my trip. If you haven’t already, read my blog post on the three souvenirs that I look forward to getting whenever I travel.
The jar that I used is actually from the coconut oil that I buy at Target. It comes in a glass jar with a really simple silver top. I decided to use this jar because it was a good size. The edges are rounded rather than squared like you find on most mason jars. Also, the silver top matches with all of the silver accents that I have in my house. I found a similar mason jar on Amazon.
Below is a photo of everything that I collected from my Canada trip. I’ve also included a photo of the finished vacation jar after I put everything in it.
Going clockwise, starting at the top right corner.
- The map of the city of Toronto that I got from the City Sightseeing Tour.
- The map of the guided tour I took in Casa Loma
- My boarding pass from Fort Lauderdale to Toronto.
- My ticket from visiting the CN Tower.
- The Map of the train to the City.
- The brochure I received with my ticket to the CN Tower
In the middle.
- My Hotel Key
- A keychain I picked up from the Teaching Winery. I stopped there with a tour group for a wine tasting before going to see Niagara Falls.
My vacation jar collection has grown to include the Dominican Republic, New York, and Puerto Rico. I filmed a video for my YouTube channel to compliment this blog post. Click the link below to watch me construct a vacation jar.
Don’t forget to “Like” this video and “Subscribe” to my YouTube channel. So you can keep up with my latest videos. I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post. If you have any questions feel free to comment down below.