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Family Memories Blanket

DIY Family Memories Blanket

"Remember the time..." comes the muffled voice hidden somewhere among the soft folds.

And then comes the giggle of a little boy wrapped up in a memory...a memory of an adventure taken together and arranged neatly next to many others.

Once again, I found my little man curled up in a tight bundle clinging to our much-loved family memory blanket.

DIY Family Memories Blanket

About eight years ago, in a whimsical fit of determination, I sewed together a very primitive-looking blanket in hopes of creating a treasure that would safeguard the memories that we were making together as a family.

I appliqu├ęd our last name towards the bottom of the blanket and tucked it away, eager to add memories in the coming days.

DIY Family Memories Blanket

My plan for the blanket was simple...
Every time we took a memorable trip together, whether across the globe or across the street, I would stop in at a local gift shop and purchase a souvenir patch depicting a significant part of our journey. Once home, I would sew the badge onto our blanket to mark the memory in a very tangible way.

DIY Family Memories Blanket

As I had hoped, my family enjoys retelling the tales of past trips while snuggling under the much-loved blanket.

Admittedly with only eight years of use, there is more blanket than badges. But, the empty space just serves as a wonderful welcome to take many more journeys together.


  1. This is a fantastic idea. Thank you for sharing--it's always great to preserve family memories as much as possible! :-)

  2. Love this idea. We have picked up patches at places we have visited, but haven't done anything with them yet.

  3. I love this idea! I should've seen such post about 10 years ago! I guess it's never too late to try new things. :)

    1. Nope. Never too late! You can always send away for patches from places you remember visiting. I did that with one when I forgot to buy one on our trip.