How to Help Your Kids Document Their Best Moments of the New Year

Want to teach your children to appreciate life a little more?

Looking for a meaningful New Year’s project your family can do together?

Journalist Harlan Miller once said, “I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.”

In this article, I’ll show you how to do just that.

Make a family jar of joy. It’s a simple way to see the good things in life; to prolong the feeling of celebration and festive holiday cheer throughout the year.

Make a family jar of joy, a simple way to see the good things in life; to prolong the feeling of celebration and festive holiday cheer throughout the year.

Why Make a Jar of Joy?

We’ve all heard the expressions and received the advice: “Count your blessings,” “Think positively,” “Find the good in every day”… But the busyness of family life can make this hard to remember or put into practice.

Make a jar of joy and fill it with mementos from happy events and notes about positive things that happen to your family throughout the year.

Your jar will provide a tangible reminder to look for the good in life and an instant mood boost anytime someone in your family feels blue. Just open it and read some positive thoughts.

At the end of the year review the contents and remember all the good times you’ve had. It’s a simple way to bring your family closer together.

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