How to Create a New Year's Blessings & Gratitude Jar

Here's a way to count your blessings. Literally! I made these for my daughter and I as well as a birthday gift for a dear friend. Could also be used for baby's 1st year or the 1st year of marriage.

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How to Create a New Year's Blessings & Gratitude Jar
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I saw this idea online and loved it. So I decided to make these for the new year. All you need is a clean jar and some paper, tape and scissors.

I saw this idea online and loved it. So I decided to make these for the new year. All you need is a clean jar and some paper, tape and scissors.

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Using my computer, I printed out the following (in small font because you will be cutting this out and taping it to the jar):

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"NAME's 2014 Blessings & Gratitude Jar - Starting January 1, write good things that happened to you on the little pieces of paper: surprise gifts, accomplished goals, the beauty of the natural world,

"NAME's 2014 Blessings & Gratitude Jar - Starting January 1, write good things that happened to you on the little pieces of paper: surprise gifts, accomplished goals, the beauty of the natural world,

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"...LOL moments, memories worth saving, daily blessings. Then on December 31, open the jar and read all the amazing things that happened to you in 2014!"

"...LOL moments, memories worth saving, daily blessings. Then on December 31, open the jar and read all the amazing things that happened to you in 2014!"

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Of course, you can vary this text based on your own life style and what's important to you.

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Then just cut out the text and tape it to the jar.

Then just cut out the text and tape it to the jar.

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I also found a nice image online for Year of the Horse and taped that on too.

I also found a nice image online for Year of the Horse and taped that on too.

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You can also put text on the lid of the jar. Or not. 😜

You can also put text on the lid of the jar. Or not. 😜

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There you have it! A wonderful way the remember the year's highlights!

There you have it! A wonderful way the remember the year's highlights!

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Throughout the year, write on small pieces of paper & put them in your jar. Be sure to date them too. Think of how fun it will be to look at these a year from now! You can count your blessings! Enjoy!

Throughout the year, write on small pieces of paper & put them in your jar. Be sure to date them too. Think of how fun it will be to look at these a year from now! You can count your blessings! Enjoy!

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