I came across this fantastic idea from pinterest. I LOVED the concept of writing down the memories of the year and sitting down on New Year’s Eve to read them all out loud with the family! I love the mason jar idea, but I kinda wanted to boost up it’s image and expand the idea a bit. 🙂 So I created my Journal Jar Kit (getting super ecstatic about how it was coming together), got the pics ready, my post outlined, and then BAM! The next day I saw that someone else had come up with the same idea! (Facepalm) I racked my brain, trying to come up with something else last minute, so I didn’t appear like a copy-cat, but alas. Nothing came. So I decided to risk it, and put my reputation on the line, and continue with my plan for this month’s free printable: the 2013 JOURNAL JAR KIT.
It’s the same concept as the above link, but I’ve created a label for the jar, the cards to write on, and I’ve also made the jar label the size of a mini composition notebook. Glue it on, and keep it in your purse or car, to quickly jot down those funny/amazing/awesome things that might occur while you’re out and about. ‘Cuz I don’t know about you, but my memory is about has useful as a hammer made of Jell-o. (You could even skip the jar altogether and just read from the notebook on New Year’s Eve.)
// Step #1:
Download the labels:
And the cards:
And for those who would like to give this as a gift:
// Step #2:
I got my jar at Hobby Lobby (orig. $5, but used a 40% coupon) and the mini composition books at the dollar store. You can use whatever adhesive you want/have on hand (yes, a glue stick works, and I love that it’s not permanent).
// Step #3:
Cut out and glue on. BAM. You’re on your way to recording the awesomeness that’ll occur over the year. 🙂
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend! — xoxo