Creating a Blessings Jar & Free Printables

Doesn't it seem as if last year just zipped right by in the blink of an eye? Here's a great idea for being mindful of our blessings in the coming year!

The beauty of closing one year and welcoming a new is that we get a fresh 365 days to accomplish new things, set new goals, and formulate new plans.  We can use the time to complete any unfinished projects and goals from the previous year.

It's also a great opportunity to reminisce and be thankful for all the blessings that we encountered in the past year.  The big and monumental blessings are stamped in our memories, but the small positive day-to-day experiences may be a little more difficult to recall. 

That's where a Blessings Jar can come in quite handy.

Ideas for creating them are all over Pinterest and can be as simple or as elaborate as you like.

The concept is to jot down positive blessings and experiences each day and drop them in a jar.  On New Year's Eve, empty the jar and as you celebrate the New Year, take a few minutes to review your past year blessings.

The materials needed are a jar, slips of paper and a pen/pencil.  

Of course, I couldn't leave my jar unaltered and created a label.

Below you'll find three label options that can be printed and attached to your jar with decorative ribbon; resized to print on Avery labels; or simply print on regular paper, cut out and use double stick tape or glue to attach to your jar.  Feel free to use as you like!

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Do you have a method for tracking and reviewing the blessings in your life?  Do you use a journal or have you created a Blessings Jar?

Your comments are greatly appreciated and I look forward to your thoughts and ideas!  I try to respond to comments via email as soon as I can. If your email address isn't available, I will comment here. Thanks so much for visiting!

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  1. I love this idea! We should all be mindful of our blessings. I always try to be grateful and this would be a great way to remember all the little and big blessings throughout the year. Happy New Year!

  2. I have liked this idea from the time I first read about it and have wanted to make one, but never did. I keep track of my gratitudes on my blog; maybe I could incorporate the blessings, too.

    1. You do so well at consistently stating your areas of gratitude Bless.

  3. I love this idea, Carolyn! It's like a Gratitude Journal in a jar. Focusing on the positives, especially during difficult times, is life altering.

  4. Love your blessing ideas..And the jars are so cute.. I need to do that.. so fun.
    Have a blessed week.

    1. Carolyn, I am so very sorry to hear about Shelby. Our pets are like our babies. I will be praying for her, that you will be able to keep her comfortable and pain free. Also praying for you and family.

      Thank you for the kindness. The old fun to play with .lol Even with all it"s cracks, uneven floors, nicks and bangs.. And FOREVER needing something

      I have some painting projects to do too. Just waiting on some warm sunshine to dry the paint.ha

      Hope you have a wonderful week.

    2. Thank you Judy! We miss her so much but are grateful for the years she was with us. We appreciate your prayers.