Tuesday, 7 January 2014

2014 In A Jar

memory jar

For my first DIY post of the year I upcycled some glass jars by decorating them with paper scraps and today I thought I would share what I'll be using one of the jars for - keeping all of the best memories of 2014.

Known by many names including 'the jar of awesome', 'jar of happiness', simply just a 'memory jar' or as I like to think of it a 'jar of positivity', this little project idea is a nice way of keeping track of all the good things the year brings. Thanks to sites like Tumblr & Pinterest this idea has become very popular over the last few years and gives you something nice to reflect on when December 31st rolls around once again. If you haven't heard about the idea before here's how it works... every time something good happens throughout the year you write it down on a piece of paper and pop it in the jar. Hopefully by the end of the year you'll have a jar full of good memories to open, read and remember.

Since 2013 wasn't the best year for me seeing others open their memory jars and look back over the good times got me thinking about how especially nice it would have been to have had my own to delve into after a not-so-kind year - it's so easy to forget the good moments when the year overall wasn't the best! Plus, I definitely need to work on my positivity so, after originally buying this jar to use for my reading challenge I've decided to jump on the bandwagon and instead use it to start keeping a note of the positive things that the year (hopefully) brings. Fingers crossed I'll have a full jar of awesomeness to share this time next year!

Will you be creating a memory jar for 2014?
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