We are heading into the holiday season, and this year things will be different. Many people are concerned about whether or not to get together with extended family to celebrate. People are hoping that vaccines will be available soon. And there is no guarantee that everything will be better in 2021. And THAT is why you and your family need a Joy Jar.
The Joy Jar Concept
The Joy Jar concept started at Kandy’s church, Unity Church of Overland Park. Kandy liked the idea so much that she made Joy Jars for the entire staff. And we liked the idea so much that we are telling you about it right here!
The idea is to take the pieces of colorful construction paper and write something you are thankful for every day. Fold it up and put it in the jar. And it’s not just for you, get your family involved! You open the jar on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve or sometime during the holidays and read all the things your family has been thankful for.
Joy Jar Components
- Colorful Construction Paper (link)
- Scissors with pattern edges (link)
- Mason Jars (link)
- Ribbon for curling around the neck of the Mason Jar (link)
- Hot glue gun to glue the label to the jar (link)
It’s a good time to remember the good things that have happened in 2020. It’s easy to remember a bunch of negative things… but if you change your perspective, you may be surprised how many good things happened! A Joy Jar is a great way to kick start the process. Making the Joy Jar is a fun activity for your family. Filling the Joy Jar is an important effort towards keeping a positive perspective. And opening the Joy Jar this holiday season, and reading the notes together, will be one of the best gifts to your family.
There are lots of things to be thankful for!