Summertime is filled with long, lazy days perfect for making memories. Long days give us time to spend biking, hiking, walking, running, surfing, beaching, traveling, entertaining and, well, whatever you like to do! Each summer activity has the potential to turn into your best summer memory. Trips are planned and taken, in town and out of town. Family time happens: grandparents reunited with grandchildren, parents spending time with children, brothers and sisters getting together to reminisce. There are long lost friends to see, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins to visit, some nearby, others far away. Children are enrolled in art classes, summer camp and sports. Moms and Dads sit on the porch and lazily barbecue or sip a cooling beverage, watching their children turn cartwheels on the lawn. Families flock to the beach or the swimming pool and go fishing at Indian Point or Bob Hall Pier. There are graduation parties, Father’s Day, the 4th of July and special outdoor concerts. People celebrate birthdays, have bachelorette parties and go to weddings. People visit family, rekindle romance or just “get away from it all.” Families have movie night and game night. The activities are numerous, and special to each family and individual. The memories to be made are endless. Summer itself is fleeting, but the memories of summer, now THEY last a lifetime!
Perhaps you will find or purchase a special memento that many years from now will cause you to remember the summer of 2017 and smile. The remembered story is passed down to children, grandchildren or great grandchildren, connecting the past with the present, the present with the future. What memories are you making this summer? What are some of your favorite memories from summers past? Will you celebrate anything this summer? How will you capture your memories? Will you use a camera? Buy or make a special charm for your charm bracelet? Purchase a special piece of jewelry from a favorite destination? This summer, I am making memories in my jewelry shop: Precious metals, semi-precious stones and beads transformed by my imagination and my hands into works of art you can treasure and wear.
Share your favorite summertime memory, your favorite way of capturing your memories and how your memories help you connect to the people in your life below. May the making of summertime memories bring you closer to your loved ones and give you something to cherish all of your life.