A New Year’s Idea
New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to reflect on all of your memories from the year. To celebrate this holiday, I am always looking for new activities to help my family reflect on what we have done throughout the year – and when I came across this idea, I totally fell in love! This New Year’s idea will have you collecting memories all year long to open as a New Year’s Eve activity. How fun is that? And with free printables – this tradition couldn’t be easier!
To start, get yourself a jar (I got mine at my local craft store – Hobby Lobby. Or you can use this one from Amazon, but really any glass jar will work) and add this cute “Year of Memories” label. I placed the printable inside of the jar and simply used scotch tape to attach it (high tech – I know!). We love printing through FedEx Office Online (use code CJN715 to get 15% off of ANY order, or to get 20% off of an order over $150, use code CJN721)
Place the jar (along with the pre-printed blank memory paper slips) in a central location in your home where all of your family members have easy access to it.
We have even included a beautiful printable envelope pouch so you can store the blank memory slips for easy access when you need them.
Throughout the year you can fill out a memory paper with something special that happened (big or small) and add it to the jar. Then, as a New Year’s Eve tradition, you can open the jar and read all of the memories from the year.
I am so excited about implementing this idea with my family this next year, but I am even more excited to share this idea with friends and extended family. In fact, this will be my Christmas gift this year! I have already made additional copies of the printables to make more jars and with the printable gift tag – gifting this jar is super easy!
The printable tag includes a brief description for your gift recipients on how to use the jar.
Fun, right? A new tradition for your family PLUS a great Christmas gift idea! To get your free printables make sure to stop by Nina Bean Designs to let Leslie know you love these designs & see what else she has in her shop! Then, download your printables below: