5 Traditions for Creative Families

Corked Memories

If you're a wine lover, this creative tradition is for you. As you're toasting your next special occasion, whether it's an engagement party, a new job offer or simply enjoying a sunset on the beach, don't let your wine or Champagne cork find its way to the trash. Instead, save it as a keepsake of your special day. Jot down the date and the event or special memory you want to look back on directly on the cork.

You can help your children start their own corked memories collection by giving them the cork from their 21st birthday celebration. Keep your corked memories in a bowl or vase for easy access to reminiscing. If you're crafty, you could even turn your memories into your next DIY project by making a cork board, serving tray, trivet, coasters or even a picture frame.

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