One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be more present in the moment so that I can fully experience each day.  Sometimes time seems to fly by and I don’t want to miss a second of it.  This year, to better capture some of the highlights, I’ve created a “Happy Things” jar.  When something happens that makes me smile, I’m going to write it down so that when 2014 has come to pass, I can look back at the memories and treasure them always.

Happy Things Memory Jar + A Free PrintableMaterials: A decorative glass jar (we got ours at Marshall’s for $3.99!), colorful paper, a marker or pen, scissors, and my free “Happy Things | 2014” printable!


1. Download the Happy Things free printable and print!
2. Cut out the circular printable and attach to the jar. We used double stick tape so we can easily re-use the jar for something else, but you could also print the printable on adhesive label paper.
3. Cut squares out of colorful paper to make your jar look extra happy! We used a paper cutter and made 3.5″ x 3.5″ squares our of scrapbook paper.
4. Using a marker or pen, write happy things on pieces of paper, fold up, and place in your jar.

Happy Things Memory Jar + A Free PrintableLet your kids write their own memories if they can, or ask them what their favorite part of the week was! Their answers, milestones, and cute phrases will make perfect memories for the Happy Things jar.

Click here or on the image below to download your own “Happy Things | 2014” label!

Happy Things Memory Jar FREE PRINTABLE by Vicky Barone

This memory jar is perfect for the whole family. Open the jar at the end of the year and reminisce over all of the wonderful times you all had together!

If you make your own memory jar, please send us a picture or a link! We’d absolutely love to see it. Enjoy!


Each year we hear more requests for an updated Happy Things Printable and we are here to deliver! Click below to download the newest printables!