Happy New Year! Today is a brand new page in a blank book. While many of us make resolutions for the new year about physical health, weight loss, financial freedom it’s important to make resolutions that are simple and easy to keep as well. One of our resolutions is to take time to recognize the little things, the special things, moments that surprise us or make us laugh. We’ve made a New Year Memory Jar to hold our special moments throughout the coming year where they’ll be kept safe to reflect on next New Year’s Eve!
DIY Memory Jar
- pieces of paper
- other embellishments of your choice
This project should be fun and something the whole family can help make!
How To Make A Memory Jar To Celebrate The Year:
Use the ribbon, label, and other embellishments to decorate the jar.
Place the finished memory jar on your desk, in the entry way, or kitchen where it’s easy to be reminded daily to write down a moment from the day. Keep a pen and the papers with the jar to make it easy. No excuses for not to write a memory down each and every day! Along with the special moment be sure to write the date before placing the paper in your jar.
Sometimes our busy lives keep us from noticing the little moments or the simple things that make us smile, laugh or feel loved. We tend to notice the bad about our day or the mischief the little ones got in to. Finding happy and positive in every situation is important to good health and for a healthy home! If a day has more than one special moment, write them all down!
On December 31st, as you prepare to ring in the new year, open your memory jar. Let each family take turns pulling out a memory and reading it out loud until you’ve reflected on all those special moments! If you find yourself having an exceptionally bad day throughout the year, take a moment and read a few of the good things from your memory jar to remind yourself of all the good in your world!
Above is a free, fun label you can print for your Memory Jar! Just right click and choose print.
If you need ideas for memory jar prompts, I love the photo memory jar printables at hellobestow.com. You can see how they look below and if you visit the Bestow site you can get the awesome free printable memory jar prompts. So cute!
More Memory Jar Ideas
The best thing I ate this year was ____________
My favorite place I went this year was ______________
The first movie I saw at the theater this year was ___________________
My best new friend is ______________________
Something new I learned this year was ______________________
So do you think you will make a memory jar with your family this year? Not only are they fun for New Year’s Eve celebrations, they make excellent keepsakes!
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Excellent Advice From The Dali Lama For The New Year
I do this every year. I call it a blessings Jar. In fact, I just read them all. It’s a great thing to do.
That’s a great idea. It’s a great way to remember all of the wonderful things that have happened throughout the year.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions, I feel they’re simply a great way to set yourself up to fail. But this I can totally see a point to, I think this is a wonderful idea.