Happy Sunday Evening y’all.
I’ve been wanting to do this post since the beginning of the year. We don’t usually post things super late like this, BUT wanted to write it whilst I had a moment.
The picture below is our family Blessing Jar.
Does your family have one? If not – I think you should. Ours is a big jar decorated with stickers. I’ve shown you a few sides. I cut pieces of paper out from construction paper and keep plenty of pens around.
WHAT IS IT? It’s a vessel of JOY. Truly! Throughout the year, my family writes down the ways we bless each other. New Year’s Eve (or if you are at a party, you could do it New Year’s Day) we traditionally are all together. We play games, eat snacky food, and read from the jar. We all take turns reading them, but here is a picture of my husband doing so:
The notes could say, “I appreciate having a mom who gives good advice.”; “I am blessed to watch my son serve the alter.” “We are glad to have a daddy who works hard and provides for us.” Whatever complimentary statement by any ONE member of the family towards another member of the family. The writer must identify themselves.
When the note it is written, it is folded so that no one can see the writing (If possible). Parents or older siblings can help younger children write. In a large family it would be important to have notes written about everyone in the family.
It’s a great help to get children thinking of blessings, and also encourages them to bless others. It’s also a great way to end the year – Counting your blessings.
WHAT IT IS NOT… It is not an excuse to not tell your family members how much you appreciate them throughout the year. That has to happen. It’s not a joke or something to take lightly. Say what you mean – don’t be funny or sarcastic.
We love doing this. It’s just a silly way to come together and thank one another on the last day of the year. The pics above are already blessings for this year. YAY!
Have a great night y’all. I hope this gave you some ideas.
Love, Hugs & Blessings,
2 thoughts on “Do You Have a Blessing Jar?”
I really love this idea, and keep wondering when I will implement it. I feel like my husband and son would take the idea less serious than I. Do you have a set time when everyone writes a blessing – like, once a week, or once a month? Or, is it when the mood/Spirit strikes throughout the year?
When I see things, I remind them that it would be nice to write down. And usually every couple weeks I say, “hey lets all take a moment to do this!” It is true, that in a house of men, they don’t always want to. BUT they know it is important and they do it.