Starting a “Happiness Jar” Will be the Best Thing You Do This Year

posted: 01/22/18
by: Kristine Boyd


If you struggled to remember all the best moments in 2017, then this is the one DIY project you need to try this year. The concept is simple; buy a big jar and fill it with your favorite memories throughout the year. Whenever you experience something that makes you happy, write it down and put it in the jar. If you go to a concert, show or movie that you enjoyed, you can throw the ticket stubs in too! The options for your happiness jar are endless! You can even print out pictures of all your favorite moments with loved ones.

As the weeks and months go by, you will find your jar quickly filling up with the happiest memories of 2018. The only rule is you have to wait until the New Year to open up your jar. This is such an easy and inexpensive way to reflect on the year. If you make this a tradition in your home, you will have happiness jars for years to come. Think of how amazing it would be if you could open up a happiness jar from 5 years ago. With this concept, you won't forget a single thing!


The things you put in your happy jar can be as simple as a cookie recipe you like or your favorite song at the moment. It is amazing how the smallest things can bring us back to a certain time in our lives. As you reminisce on all the things that made you happy this year, you will start to feel nostalgic remembering all the best times you had. Get your friends in on this fun activity too and at your new year's party you can each pull out a few memories from your jar to share!