What a great tradition to start.... Have family put money in mason jar throughout year. At Christmas time, choose someone to bless (anonymously). Our family does this with two other families every year. The kids get to choose the recipients. This brings joy to the receiver and the giver! Must read the book "The Christmas Jar" it explains how it all started.

Christmas card books. Make one each year, and then display each season.

Wish I would've known about this darling tradition about 8 years ago!

Love these! What a great idea for Christmas time!! Frosted Mason Jar Lanterns with Holiday Decals

Previous pinner: "genius!! this is how they hang the lights on the rockefeller tree in new york city. i have been doing it all wrong all these years" -- Me: NOW they tell me! Maybe next year!

Mason Jar Money Gift Idea. Put a toilet paper roll in the middle with some cash. Fill the edges up (and hide the roll) with any candy you like.

SO wish I had thought of this years ago!

The next time someone asks for money for Christmas: Box of Chocolates Money Gift

Christmas Cookie packaging, what a great way to share cookies instead of buying new Christmas platters or containers each year!

Christmas Time gift idea

I want to do this for 2014...52 Week Money Challenge.

For the New Year! Such a cute idea! - or start at your birthday...

Gumdrop Pops. DIY instructions

Mason jar candles, pine cones, sprigs of greenery

I'm making this Hot Chocolate Bar for Christmas Eve. Excited for lots of kids at our house!

hot chocolate bar

Love. Love. Love this!!!

Texas Cottage: 10 Christmas Gifts in a Jar

Lots of Christmas Game Ideas along with many printables. Fun games for families or groups at Christmas time.

MUST do this DIY!!! Jar of water, cut glow stick (dump contents of glow stick into water), add glitter, put on lid, shake....voila...