Memory Jar

Happy New Year! It’s time to get my second year of blogging off to a good start!

Somewhere on Facebook, I recently saw a cute idea for a 2014 jar of memories. You write a little note of every good thing that happens throughout the year and place the notes in the jar. At the end of the year, on New Year’s Eve, you open up the jar and read all of those notes as a way to be reminded of all the good things that happened throughout the year.

I’ve basically been doing this to record my daughter’s milestones ever since I was given a special keepsake jar by my friend, Felicia. In that jar, I’ve got notes about Emily’s first Christmas, first tooth, first steps, and other little notes of love that I’ve written over the past two years. I’ve neglected it recently, so I am grateful for the reminder that I need to keep it up. Below is a photo of Emily’s jar.

This is the jar I've been filling up for Emily.

This is the jar that I’ve been filling up for Emily.

As for a jar of my own for 2014, I’ve made the one below. There’s already one note in it! I took a simple mason jar with a lid, added the label which I printed off my computer, and tied on the nice ribbon. For the note papers that I will be using throughout the year, I found some pretty stationary of all sorts of colors and patterns (I used to do scrap-booking when I had more time.).

I am hopeful and optimistic that I will need a bigger jar to hold all of my good memories and events!

I am hopeful and optimistic that I will need a bigger jar to hold all of my good memories and events!

If you have any good things you’d like to share, please feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks and have a great year!

3 thoughts on “Memory Jar

  1. I love this idea!!! I wish I’d have thought of a memory jar when my boys were small; I try to write significant memories down in their baby books, but they’re lacking in a lot of spots!! I like the jar for you too; such a great idea!!

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    • Thank you! My poor little memory jar has been collecting dust the past year and it isn’t looking good so far for this year, either. I’m slacking. And same here with my kids’ baby books.


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