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Alison Hodgson
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Soon after, a friend posted this picture on Facebook. From November to November, for several years now, she and her husband and their four children have filled this jar with little notes from throughout the year. Every time they experienced a particular joy or celebration, they wrote it down.“On Thanksgiving this year, we will read these little blessings together and remember our year in gratitude and then paste them on a scrapbook page,” she wrote. “We have a ‘family book of firsts,’ and it goes in there for the year. Then we start over.”I knew this was perfect for us. It’s nothing fancy, a recycled tomato sauce jar and simple white strips of paper, and yet it holds a year’s worth of joy and goodness that my friend and her family will never forget — all because they took the time to express and record their gratitude.
“From November to November, for several years now, she and her husband and their four children have filled this jar with little notes from throughout the year. Every time they experienced a particular joy or celebration, they wrote it down.” — Alison HodgsonHodgson explains that on Thanksgiving, her friend’s family reads these little blessings and then pastes them into a scrapbook to remember all of the great things that happened that year. Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it’s a great time to practice being grateful throughout the year.Full story: A Thanksgiving Tradition to Last the Whole Year

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liesjemt added this to Holiday decorating
June 14, 2014
From November to November, for several years now, she and her husband and their four children have filled this jar with little notes from throughout the year. Every time they experienced a particular joy or celebration, they wrote it down. “On Thanksgiving this year, we will read these little blessings together and remember our year in gratitude and then paste them on a scrapbook page,” she wrote. “We have a ‘family book of firsts,’ and it goes in there for the year. Then we start over.”
rabn22 added this to Containers & Decor
May 15, 2014
Happy thoughts and moments in a jar
winonagb added this to Winona's idea
March 30, 2014
when get new home, have all guest, place a gratitude or prayer or joy in jar and keep!
bellesbeautiful added this to nice ideas
March 5, 2014
thanksgiving jar
bec8 added this to bec8's ideas
February 26, 2014
Thankful all year.
florchu added this to Living Comedor
February 17, 2014
Que cada uno ponga en un frasco cosas lindas puntuales que le van pasando en el año y se leen en Navidad
rileylass added this to Products
January 4, 2014
A fantastic idea! “From November to November, for several years now, she and her husband and their four children have filled this jar with little notes from throughout the year. Every time they experienced a particular joy or celebration, they wrote it down.” — Alison Hodgson Hodgson explains that on Thanksgiving, her friend’s family reads these little blessings and then pastes them into a scrapbook to remember all of the great things that happened that year. Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it’s a great time to practice being grateful throughout the year.
svaroopa added this to svaroopa's Ideas
January 2, 2014
take one or give one
apes5 added this to Inspirational things to do
January 2, 2014
From November to November, for several years now, she and her husband and their four children have filled this jar with little notes from throughout the year. Every time they experienced a particular joy or celebration, they wrote it down. “On Thanksgiving this year, we will read these little blessings together and remember our year in gratitude and then paste them on a scrapbook page,” she wrote. “We have a ‘family book of firsts,’ and it goes in there for the year. Then we start over.” It’s nothing fancy, a recycled tomato sauce jar and simple white strips of paper, and yet it holds a year’s worth of joy and goodness that my friend and her family will never forget — all because they took the time to express and record their gratitude.
vickimiko added this to Holidays
December 27, 2013
Gratitude jar...write a moment you are thankful for and read them a year later
Anne Ong Ortiz added this to webuser_39592's ideas/anne
December 25, 2013
Thanksgiving Jar
jdoxen added this to Holidays
December 23, 2013
From November to November, for several years now, she and her husband and their four children have filled this jar with little notes from throughout the year. Every time they experienced a particular joy or celebration, they wrote it down. “On Thanksgiving this year, we will read these little blessings together and remember our year in gratitude and then paste them on a scrapbook page,” she wrote. “We have a ‘family book of firsts,’ and it goes in there for the year. Then we start over.”
maureenr72 added this to maureenr72's Ideas
December 17, 2013
thankful jar - write down celebrations/joys/accomplishments throughout the year and put them in a jar - then read them at the end of every year
thekarenursic added this to cats
December 16, 2013
gratitude jar, filled throughout the year................
judyn added this to Holidays
December 15, 2013
Thanksgiving tradition?
zijm added this to zijm's ideas
December 15, 2013
GRATITUDE JAR, NOTES FROM NOV TO NOV EVERY TIME YOU EXPERIENCED A PARTICULAR JOY OR CELEBRATION
jen_427 added this to jen_427's Ideas
December 14, 2013
Gratitude Jar
~elaine added this to ezgardengal's ideas
December 8, 2013
wonderful idea
mcinnis1 added this to I want it!
December 7, 2013
“From November to November, for several years now, she and her husband and their four children have filled this jar with little notes from throughout the year. Every time they experienced a particular joy or celebration, they wrote it down.” — Alison Hodgson Hodgson explains that on Thanksgiving, her friend’s family reads these little blessings and then pastes them into a scrapbook to remember all of the great things that happened that year. Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it’s a great time to practice being grateful throughout the year. Full story: A Thanksgiving Tradition to Last the Whole Year
cgbtoo added this to cgbtoo's ideas
December 6, 2013
I really like this idea.
mmccon02 added this to general
December 6, 2013
Being grateful
aliraymer added this to Lifestyle ideas
December 5, 2013
Love this tradition!
Monica Spilis Abel added this to family keepsakes
December 5, 2013
a year of a jar full of memories that are then read and placed in a scrapbook.
patatas added this to misc
December 5, 2013
Btwn Thanksgivings, they fill jar with wonderful things that happened. Can include world events, stuff that happened to neighbors/friends/pets!
hhk1961 added this to hhk1961's Ideas
December 5, 2013
Love this idea, writing down things you are handful for, throughout the year and then sharing them at thanksgiving
katielynnritchie added this to katielynnritchie's ideas
December 4, 2013
happy moments that are written down all year long and shared at thnksgiving
tonizic added this to All of it
December 4, 2013
So clever and thankful
natroberts65 added this to natroberts65's ideas
December 4, 2013
Jar of joy - write down all the great things that have happened throughout the year and put into a jar...when needed take one out.
Sold by the Gold at North Eastern Group Realty added this to soldbythegold's ideas
December 4, 2013
send to clients to encourage gratitude jar
sheila1366 added this to sheila1366's ideas
December 4, 2013
Write down a good thing that happened that day and put in jar, read on thanksgiving.
duanez added this to Kitchen interior lean/storage options
December 4, 2013
Great Idea!
Leslie Bickle added this to neat ideas
December 4, 2013
Place experiences and things thankful for in the jar throughout the year. Read them on a special day every year…thanksgiving, christmas eve, birthday?
kpierce14 added this to Thanksgiving
December 3, 2013
Jar filled with things family members were grateful for during year. Read on Thanksgiving and put in scrapbook.
cynthiapratthomes added this to cynthiapratthomes's ideas
December 3, 2013
Great idea to keep us "thankful" all year long and give us a pleasant reminder of all God's blessings to us for the entire year!
sreenithaks added this to Good ways to follow
December 3, 2013
Thanks giving
scarfed added this to scarfed's Ideas
December 2, 2013
Such a heartwarming idea.
christine added this to styleworks's ideas
December 2, 2013
a year of gratitude and celebrations noted (literally) on simple pieces of paper and put in a jar to be read every Thanksgiving, then pasted on a page of a book to keep and start over for the next year....
Yaquie Tello added this to Special ideas for family
December 2, 2013
Thanks
Rosalind Campbell added this to fale's ideas
December 1, 2013
gratitude jar
glmpsm added this to Thanksgiving
December 1, 2013
Gratitude jar
rjhouse added this to rjhouse's ideas
November 30, 2013
memory cards in a jar
toriicecii added this to Christmas
November 30, 2013
for Mom's bday
s"axe designs added this to shannaaxe's ideas
November 30, 2013
thankfulness
farmer86 added this to Bathroom Ideas
November 29, 2013
great memories for the year of thanking God
elkeikeda added this to Cool Ideas
November 29, 2013
Great idea: write down 'gratitudes' throughout the year and then read them for Thanksgiving and mount them in a book.
concordia5 added this to concordia5's ideas
November 29, 2013
Great idea to remember blessings throughout the year
zoewoodford added this to zoewoodford's Ideas
November 28, 2013
Blessing/gratitude jar
Suzzette Schmit added this to Kitchen Ideas
November 28, 2013
Am starting this
jhb24 added this to HOLIDAY IDEA Thanksgiving gratitude tree
November 28, 2013
A THANKSGIVING JAR THAT YOU KEEP UP YEAR AROUND AND READ AT THANKSGIVING THE NOTES INSIDE
lickety added this to origial ideas
November 28, 2013
notes with things of joy family members jot down and put in the jar read them on thanks giving or xmas
cqburdette added this to liitle ideas
November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving all year :)
zazzy added this to zazzy's ideas
November 27, 2013
gratitude jar
beeklutch added this to Holiday Tradition ideas
November 27, 2013
Joy jar or gratitude basket....taking stock of joys and blessings throughout the year to share at Thanksgiving!
amandaajknop02 added this to amandaajknop02's ideas
November 27, 2013
we need to do this
trishacoffman added this to family
November 27, 2013
Gratitude jar / notes for someone's bday
kimmieb added this to kimmieb's ideas
November 27, 2013
Filled with memories from throughout the year and they read them on Thanksgiving.
corrineobrien added this to corrineobrien's ideas
November 27, 2013
Tomato sauce jar turned gratitude jar. Notes put in throughout the year of joyful events, celebrations, things, or people thankful for. Read each November Thanksgiving day and paste into a scrapbook, and then start over for the next year.
fridayj added this to fridayj's ideas
November 27, 2013
Family Gratitude Jar
kbrock added this to Craft Ideas
November 27, 2013
Gratitude Jar - save notes throughout the year and then read each Thanksgiving. Save pieces of paper in a scrapbook
adelaide2 added this to adelaide2's ideas
November 27, 2013
gratitude jar
bartss added this to bartss's ideas
November 27, 2013
From November to November, filled this jar with little notes from throughout the year. Every time they experienced a particular joy or celebration, they wrote it down. “On Thanksgiving this year, we will read these little blessings together and remember our year in gratitude and then paste them on a scrapbook page,” she wrote. “We have a ‘family book of firsts http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/19862819?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u393&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery4
smwood added this to NEW kitchen
November 27, 2013
good idea
x2455 added this to x2455's ideas
November 27, 2013
do it for myself
emsalisbury7980 added this to emsalisbury7980's Ideas
November 27, 2013
Joy, celebration, firsts jar...to read on Thanksgiving or New Years
tonis5151 added this to tonis5151's ideas
November 27, 2013
so simple but so meaningful
pixieears added this to Just Love it Thats All
November 27, 2013
filled this jar with little notes from throughout the year. Every time they experienced a particular joy or celebration, they wrote it down. “On Thanksgiving this year, we will read these little blessings together and remember our year in gratitude and then paste them on a scrapbook page,” she wrote. “We have a ‘family book of firsts,’ and it goes in there for the year. Then we start over.”
Maureen Lee added this to maureen_lee5230's Ideas
November 27, 2013
Notes of gratitude and joy throughout the year, to share at Thanksgiving or can be given to a person to pull out a note as needed..
claudhartman added this to Holiday Ideas
November 27, 2013
good idea
nrstevens added this to odds & ends
November 27, 2013
gratitude jar-you put all the joys and things you are thankful for in the jar for the year! cool idea
bbrady76 added this to bbrady76's ideas
November 27, 2013
great idea
Jacqueline Collin Mario Demers added this to webuser_29581's ideas
November 27, 2013
the idea
stharisser added this to stharisser's Ideas
November 27, 2013
Thankful jar
Dn Godin added this to dn_godin's Ideas
November 27, 2013
Idée pour 2013
smrkonich added this to smrkonich's ideas
November 27, 2013
Gratitude jar nov to nov
Shahida Seymour added this to Shahida's Ideas
November 27, 2013
"joy/celebration jar"
kdarish added this to KD Misc. Home Ideas
November 27, 2013
Love
melsing added this to Decorating Ideas
November 27, 2013
Gratitude jar to collect things grateful for throughout the year and then read at Thanksgiving
designbychicgeek added this to DIY Projects
November 27, 2013
Fill a jar throughout the year with things you're thankful for. Then on Thanksgiving, read them together and paste into a scrapbook.
gavenas added this to gavenas's ideas
November 27, 2013
rom November to November, for several years now, she and her husband and their four children have filled this jar with little notes from throughout the year. Every time they experienced a particular joy or celebration, they wrote it down. “On Thanksgiving this year, we will read these little blessings together and remember our year in gratitude and then paste them on a scrapbook page,”
l2sail added this to Misc. ideas
November 27, 2013
a great idea for Thankfulness!
vanessaking2 added this to vanessaking2's Ideas
November 27, 2013
Thanksgiving gratitude tree article
jmesuzan added this to jmesuzan's ideas
November 27, 2013
Alison Hodgson Soon after, a friend posted this picture on Facebook. From November to November, for several years now, she and her husband and their four children have filled this jar with little notes from throughout the year. Every time they experienced a particular joy or celebration, they wrote it down. “On Thanksgiving this year, we will read these little blessings together and remember our year in gratitude and then paste them on a scrapbook page,” she wrote. “We have a ‘family book of firsts,’ and it goes in there for the year. Then we start over.”
whatagain added this to Life ideas
November 27, 2013
Great tradotopm
mrslydiaroy added this to Gift Ideas....
November 27, 2013
Traditions for the Year...
zoeandzanesmama2 added this to zoeandzanesmama2's ideas
November 27, 2013
Gratitude jar
jgardner1964 added this to jgardner1964's Favorites
November 27, 2013
Jar of thanks
nowretired added this to nowretired's ideas
November 27, 2013
Little notes of gratitude throughout the year, place in jar or some other container, then at Thanksgiving, glue into scrapbook page with pics from family gathering.
nicodemus added this to nicodemus's Ideas
November 27, 2013
This is a wonderful idea!
capeto added this to kitchen
November 26, 2013
reminder to BE thankful and to GIVE thanks
llduck added this to llduck's Ideas
November 26, 2013
Nice idea
milapg added this to milapg's ideas
November 26, 2013
Fabulous idea
skgampe added this to General
November 26, 2013
Also have a family Gratitude book of firsts....
Judy Blackburn added this to judy_blackburn's EVENTS
November 25, 2013
This jar is filled with little notes collected by a family throughout the year. Every time you experienced a particular joy or celebration, you write it down. Then as you celebrate Thanksgiving, you read these little blessings together and remember your year in gratitude and then paste them on a scrapbook page. Then you start over. It’s nothing fancy, a recycled tomato sauce jar and simple white strips of paper, and yet it holds a year’s worth of joy and goodness that your friends and family will never forget — all because they took the time to express and record their gratitude.
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