Saturday, January 4, 2014

DIY Memory Jar

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I wanted to share something that I've been doing for a couple years. I've been keeping a memory jar for each year. I love doing it because I can look back on all the things that made me smile throughout the year that I might have otherwise forgotten.

What a Memory Jar is, starting January 1st you write down any happy moment that happened that day on a piece of paper ( I use post it notes) then put it into a jar that you decided will be your memory jar.


Happy Moments for example but not only are:
  • Things that make you smile
  • Funny moments
  • kindness shown by others
  • surprise gifts 
  • the beauty of life
  • Accomplishments 
  • blessings 
  • any happy moment you want to remember
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After you written down all your memories you can't open the notes until the new year! It's so nice to read the notes! 

I really recommend people keep a memory jar. I love opening all the little notes I've written myself. Most of the time they're little moments I completely forgot that happened! Like shared moments with people mostly. 

Also a little FYI my jar is so childish it because I made it as a senior in high school, and it was one of my first experiences with mod podge which I'm still terrible at! Anyone have any advice when it comes to mod podge? 

Happy New Year Everyone! I hope you lovelies decide on making one for yourself. Best thing I ever did!