Jars of happiness, no canning equipment needed.

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another frugal and worthy project from our home to yours. Today I have another project that is a little different for us to offer, but I think you will like it...

I love gift-giving, I love gift-giving from the heart even more. All of my favorite gifts have been love inspired, some purchased and the others made at home, just for me. Or by me, I give gifts too!

As I have made little changes along the way to the slower life I want to get back to, gifts made at home, play a larger and larger role. Never once have I ever thought as I travel this familiar path back to my old, new life, gifts will not be given.

A quieter life, made at home is not about removing the joys of celebration, gifts, and visiting. It is about life lived, enjoyed and created at home. Homemade. With care. With pride. For those you love and care about.

I have been gifted to, very generously in my life. I love gift giving so much, I tend to gift to others in the same fashion. It is not unusual to get multiple gifts on birthdays or special occasions. One of the gifts might be a jar of happiness.

I have made quote jars for a landmark birthday, where there is a quote for each year celebrated. This is especially fun for a birthday of say age 50 or so. You can fill a good-sized jar and have fun in the process.

You can find quotes at many different sources, or makeup anything you want. If they have a serious funny bone, jokes are fun. Or even questions to answer. Mini Crossword puzzles can be fun, especially if they say something special and meaningful to the person receiving the gift. What would be fun for your gift-giving occasion? 

Here are some quote links, also a quick internet search will reveal many more.



This is a jar I received. I enjoy daily and have read the little notes many times. It sits on the bookshelf in my little computer/sewing/cookbook shelf/grandma's toy-box and sleepover couch/ room!

This is a memories jar. Each piece of paper is a memory written down by a member of the family. A simple jar, decorated with care and full of happiness. It is the little things, they really are the biggest gifts of all!

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  1. Great idea! I've made a journal jar with prompts but never thought about a jar of happiness. Neat!

  2. What a beautiful post this is! Thanks so much for linking up to Simple Lives Thursday - I hope you'll resurrect this as we start looking for holiday gifts in a few months because this one is stellar!

  3. That is a really great idea. I like that.

    Thanks for sharing it.



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