New Year’s resolutions. They are not my cup of tea. Never have been. I either do something or I don’t. One thing I have tried, however, was a memory jar and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. If you can’t deal with Pinterest DIYs which require major effort, this is a great idea and extremely simple.
Here is a small list of things you need to keep a memory jar for the year:
- A jar/mason jar/ sweetie jar ( these can be bought online on websites such as Amazon)
- Colourful sticky notes/paper
This idea is so simple and pure that you can’t go wrong with it. Each day or every few days, write a small memory down and fold the paper and drop it into the jar. The memory jar is then opened on December 31 each year and you can read every single precious small memory that occurred throughout the year. It’s up to you how often you want to write a memory – do it as often or as little as you like.
You can try this venture with your entire family, or friends, and all share memories – it is entirely up to yourself. Throw in some gig tickets, pictures, anything! It will all add up in the end and will remind you of great times.
When I had done my memory jar, I had written a note every day. It is hard to resist temptation and not open the jar before the end of the year, but it is worth every minute when you get to read all the small memories that have somehow disappeared from your mind.
Every year, time seems to speed up and not slow down for anyone. A memory jar can be a great way to keep track without hassle.
Happy new year, everyone!