I like this idea. Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Year's Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. I think it'll be a good way for me to keep stuff in perspective.
You just dot the jars with glow-in-the-dark paint, let them soak up the light during the day and at night… shock & awe! You can store things like cotton balls, and then at night…they’re kind of like a little nightlight. The glow-in-the-dark paint can be ordered from Amazon. These look even cooler using several colors of paint together. Totally doing this for the woods.
I love this idea of ‘memories in a jar’ from blogger Inchmark. You can write down all your memories on little notes and put them in a jar, so you can read them later and won’t have to forget any nice memory. It’s also a great idea to do this with your friends; just write down all the funny quotes, and read them all on new years eve. This would also be a great baby memory jar. You could write down things your child says or does and then read it at their bday. How about a story/journal prompt?
Birthday message for boyfriend! Mason jars filled with different candy, each corresponding with the note on the jar. "You're my favorite fish in the sea."-Swedish fish "Life would be borderline unbearable without you."-Gummy bears "Hope you're not snickering at how silly this is."-Snickers "And you probably think I'm a huge nerd."-Nerds "But I want you to know I adore you to pieces."-Reese's pieces "And I'm pretty hooked on you."-Gummy worms