DIY Blessing Jar Ideas
We often get caught up in the daily hustle and bustle of life that we end up forgetting the important things.
This can lead to a life of being ungrateful, but there are ways we can be thankful every day and increase our appreciation for all the good things in our lives.
This doesn’t mean you have to go out of your way to be thankful, it just means you have to make an effort to notice the good things in your life.
This is a great way to increase your appreciation and show gratitude, which is both important for a happier and healthier life.
One of the things that help us remember to be thankful is keeping a blessing jar.
Here are some ideas for blessings jars.
1. New Year’s Resolutions and Gratitude Lists by slowfamilyonline.com
Imagine one year of writing down everything good that God gives you.
On new years eve, a friend was in the hospital in the middle of the night with her child, can you still count your blessing on a night like that?
When you're down in the dumps, a blessing jar might help you remember all the good things God has done for you. We must be grateful for what we have. Start a project with a blessing jar on New Year's Eve. Write down every blessing you receive on a piece of paper and place it in the ar. Then, no matter where you are on New Year's Eve, you can read your blessing and realize that God is good.
2. Making Your Blessings Jar by theodysseyonline.com
We have to teach our kids how to be thankful. I’m thankful for my children, but I’m even more thankful for the opportunities they were given.
I’m thankful for the family and friends that supported me, no matter what. I’m thankful for my health, my eyesight, and my ability to work from home.
I’m thankful that my kids are healthy, I’m thankful that we have food on our table, and I’m thankful that my family is together. I want my kids to learn to be thankful for the small things, too.
They don’t need to learn to be thankful for a trip to Disneyland. There are little everyday things we can be thankful for.
Have your children help you make this blessing jar. Then you can have them think of one nice thing every day that they experienced and write it down and put it in their blessing jar.
When they are having a horrible day have them sit and read through their blessing jar.
3. How To Make A Gratitude Jar by lifeofthepardee.com
So you'd like to make a thankfulness jar but aren't particularly crafty? Here's some assistance. If you require a step-by-step procedure.
Allow your children to assist you in making the jar, and remember that it does not need to be flawless.
You can either make a family jar or have each child make his or her own. This idea will appeal to your imaginative children.
4. Count Your Blessings Jar Printable Kit by shop.ministrymindedmom.com
I struggle with crafts. I find crafts to be the worst. However, when my kids were little I forced myself to do crafts with them. Now that my kids are older none of us like crafts, so I don’t have to torture myself anymore.
One of the things I have figured out is buying printables makes things so much easier. Here is a place to buy printables to make your blessing jar!
5. Thankful Project Inspiration by bellablvd.typepad.com
A cute jar for your little girls
One of the biggest challenges many young people face is learning to be thankful. When we’re young, we’re often taught to be “positive” and “look on the bright side” so we tend to forget to be appreciative.
But being thankful isn’t just about finding the good in every experience; it’s also about learning to be content with what we have.
When we focus on being content, we find that we have more peace, energy, and happiness.
I have four daughters, so I fell in love with the cute idea. If you have little girls here is a great option for your blessing jar.
6. Life Since Christmas by carrotsncake.com
A blessings jar for the new mom.
The tasks and responsibilities that come with having a baby might overwhelm a new mother. The small details are frequently overlooked, yet they are crucial. When we look back, we often recall only the late hours, the sobbing, and the chaos. A blessing jar can be used by a new parent to record the tiny cute things her little blessing is doing. She can then take that blessing jar and remember all the little details she may have overlooked.
7. Live Gratefully by southernfriedteachin.blogspot.com
The blessing jar for your teenage son.
I don't have an adolescent son. When the kids' friends come over, we have teenage boys in our house. I have adolescent nephews as well.
I imagine it would be difficult to persuade your son to keep a blessing jar.
Boys, on the other hand, need to be reminded to be appreciative. Giving your youngster a more macho jar would be beneficial.
A little kid who learns to be appreciative will grow up to be a spouse and father who appreciates the small things that others do for him. Don't we all want a husband like that?
8. The BEST Blessing Jar Scriptures For Your Jar by heartofdeborah.com
Here is a great jar for your teacher friend. Teachers have the best stories. I follow a few teachers on social media so I can hear their stories. Most of the stories are about the crazy things students do.
However, the cutest and best stories are when the teachers talk about little blessings from their classroom.
Give your friend who is a teacher this jar so she can write down the cute little blessing that happens in her classroom.
If your teacher friend is a Christian, here are some great bible verses to make sure you can add to your jar.
9. Family Blessing Jar and Instilling Gratitude in Kids by martysmusings.net
A jar for the newlyweds.
The first year of marriage is a year we need to remember. I have been married for 20 years. I hardly remember the first year of our marriage.
I wish that we had kept a blessing jar that first year so we could go back and read the little memories and blessings from that year.
I think this is a great tradition to start. O keep one from each year. We would have 20 jars now if we had started this tradition in the first year.
If you have friends who are getting married remind them they are starting a family, and give them this great idea.
10. Jar Full of Blessings by simplestories.typepad.com
Your family needs a reminder that not everything is wrong
On Thanksgiving week, we are all invited to think about how fortunate we are. We are all invited to think about how much we have to be thankful for.
We are all invited to think about how our lives would be different if we took some time to be kinder, to lend an open ear, and offer a hand.
We are all invited to think about how we can make this a better world for those who come after us.
If you have teenagers, you would know that thanksgiving dinner when we make everyone think of one thing to be thankful for is often met with many groans.
We can use a family blessing jar all year long so on thanksgiving we can read the blessings from the jar.
11. Blessings Jar by etsy.com
A jar for grandparents.
Request that everyone in your family write something and place it in the jar. Ascertain that there are enough documented blessings for them to read one per week for the entire year. This is an excellent Christmas gift.
You are welcome to bring your children, nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters.
Your grandparents will be able to see all of the ways they are a blessing to those they care about. Tell your grandparents they are loved.
12. 2014 Blessings Jar by Russia Bracewell Coin
A jar for your family to bring in the new year.
Start each year reading all the blessings from the year before, and then start a new jar. Keep all your jars in a special place where you can go back and read the blessings from the past.
We just were looking at some of our old blessings the other day. My daughter had written down when she was five years old, I like my dad because he gives me kisses. It was spelled I lik my dad cus he givs me ciss.
It was adorable. She is sixteen years old now, and her dad is teaching her how to drive. As our children grow up, having them go back and read from the past is a great way to remind them of the blessing from their past.
13. Blessings Jar: How To Start One In Your Family by icanteachmychild.com
O.K you are convinced to start a blessing jar, but where do you start? Here is a great blog that will tell you how to get started.
14. A blessing Jar by Lorribeth Cards & Paper Crafts by splitcoaststampers.com
For your mom. Tell her why she is your blessing.
This weekend is mothers day. Start a blessing jar for your mom. She will love this. Moms love to hear all the reasons you are grateful.
Your mother does little things for you all day long every day. Show her you love her and you appreciate her.
I get that it can be hard to be thankful when you’re going through hard times. But we have to be thankful for the good things in life–for our friends and family, for our health, and the beautiful world around us.
Being thankful makes us happier, and being happy is what we need to be most successful in life. So, be thankful.