Mother’s Day Gift – Journal Jar
Journal Jar. Yes, it is a fantastic Mother’s Day gift. Before you click away thinking that a journal jar is a terrible gift to give someone – hear me out.
Mother’s Day Gift
A journal jar is a good present for someone who wants to keep a journal but has a hard time deciding what to write about. It makes a great present for someone who wants to record their personal history for their family but doesn’t know where to begin.
A journal jar offers something valuable to the receiver and the giver.
Here’s how I know, when I was 15 I made a journal jar at a youth activity. Since I already kept a journal, I gave it to my mom. A few years later, like 10 years, I opened a Christmas present that contained my mom’s journal with all the entries she’d made from the journal jar.
It is by far the best present anyone has ever given me. I think it may be the only gift that has made me cry as soon as I opened it. It may also have been because I was pregnant and spending my first Christmas away from home, but still…. I read those journal entries every so often and it’s like my mom is sitting next to me instead of living 800 miles away.
That is a pretty awesome gift.
The Christmas after my mom gave me the journal, I transcribed all the entries and made a book out of them for my mom and brother as a Christmas present.
Complete Your Present
Give your mom, wife, sister, or friend a journal jar complete with an awesome journal and pen to get them started. Then they have no excuse not to start writing.
In case you’ve never heard of a journal jar, let me explain how it works. You get a list of journal questions, print them out, cut out the slips of paper and put them in a jar. Decorate the jar so it’s cute and, ta-dah, you have a journal jar.
Your lucky lady doesn’t have to wonder what to write about or where to begin.
Simple, easy, beautiful.
Printable List of Journal Jar Questions
Today I’m including a printable list of journal jar questions. Click on the link below.
Once you’ve printed, cut the questions out in strips and put them in a jar or other cute container. I’ve decorated journal jars with fabric, paper, and anything else that will stick to a glass. I’m not very crafty but for those of you who are, I’m sure you’ll think of something to make your jar awesome. In fact, if you send me your pictures of your completed journal jar, I would absolutely love it. I would like to add them to my post later on.
Go get journaling!