I found Pinterest a few months ago and it is one of my new loves! It is amazing and if you haven’t checked it out, I recommend that you look into it! There are so many subjects on that site, my favorite being the craft/home decor sections.
It seemed that everyone was pinning (a Pinterest term for posting) this link. I really liked this idea and decided to give my husband one of these for Valentine’s Day.
We don’t have kids (as of now) so writing down what our kids do wasn’t an option. We decided to write down good/fun things that happened that we thought were worth remembering, whether it was something funny that was said or done, something sweet that we heard, or whatever. Then on December 31st we would read these memories from the past year, and remember the little things that made us happy each day.
Some examples in our jar are “Opening my etsy shop on 2/1/12”, “Meeting the new baby in our family and spending time with her parents”, “Getting a flat tire and watching my brother climb under the car to help me change it”. While these may not seem large, it was something that we felt were worth remembering. Then you can keep those memories and go back and re-read them in other years.
(The jar was one that we happened to have. The sign I made on InDesign using a graphic I found off of Google. The pad of paper was from Staples, and we are using a regular felt pen.)