The Memory Jar is a simple mason jar that you can customize and then place somewhere in your home. Whenever you experience a happy, wonderful, pleasing (any kind of positive) moment in your life, you write that memory down on a small piece of paper, wrap it and place it inside your memory jar. Be creative here, you can also add little trinkets that will automatically trigger your mind to think about an amazing day or fun time you had. So, when the new year comes around (in our case 2015), you can take out all the pieces of paper (and other items) on New Year's Eve and go through the happy moments you experienced in 2014 with your loved ones. It is a wonderful way to appreciate the good things in life (because we often overlook them) and to take the time to think about the year you have been through. I absolutely love this idea and I thought you might too!
So, how do we make a memory jar? Well, it's super easy. You can either buy a mason jar or you can reuse a jar from your kitchen. I will be doing the latter. I am just going to use a jar, which I find big enough. If you go for this option too, make sure you clean the jar well! Well, that was the hardest bit. If you want to decorate your memory jar, you can do so. Maybe add "2014" or something as obvious to it? It's really upto you, the sky's the limit! If you do not have a jar or do not wish to use one, then you can use so many other objects as well! Use a small box (and decorate it) or cute, tiny buckets. Again, you can be as creative as you want. Not really a difficult DIY, right? Just a memorable one.. pun intended. Still, if you have a hard time coming up with ideas, please let me inspire you with the following pictures. You can find the source underneath the picture, they give extra tips.
Well, I hope I was able to inspire you a bit. If you choose to create a memory jar for 2014 as well, then please share a picture of it with me via twitter, instagram or facebook. I would love to see what you came up with.. and I would love it even more if you shared your first entry to your memory jar with me as well! What do you think? Is a memory jar something you would use?