Yesterday at work I had the thought that I wanted to do something special for my office Valentines, who are true friends even outside the office. I’d kind of been mulling the idea of a “Happy Thoughts” jar because we sometimes have a group text where we can whine about our day without fear of judgement and where we also try and cheer/lift each other up. I went to Pinterest sure that they’d have some sort of template but they didn’t really. I did see a ton of those write down a memory each day jars. So here is what I did.
First, I traced the outline of the lid for a mason jar I picked up at target. I cut out that circle and then I actually put it inside the metal ring and traced it again. The first circle cut off words. Then I wrote out the poem pictured above. I can’t take credit for that I saw it on another blog but it was so perfect I used it for my own!
Then I took about an hour each girl and wrote out cute little messages on pieces of colored card stock. At first I was going to do a lot of cute quotes but since my jar was kind of small and I was using smaller sheets of paper and didn’t want to have to try and write really tiny I did shorter and more simple things. Some of the things I used were:
- Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy shoes and that’s kind of the same thing.
- You are BLESSED.
- This too shall pass.
- You are loved.
- My life is better for having had you in it.
You can use bible verses, cute jokes, inspirational quotes, happy memories, whatever you want, those are just a few of the ones I used because I know I was having trouble getting started.
I kept them pretty simple and sweet and tried to make them pertain to the girl who was receiving it. Here is a picture of the final product!
To try and dress it up just a tiny bit I used that multicolored Valentine’s day string that I found at Target and slipped a pink heart through a piece of it to ask them if they’d be my Valentine. I haven’t given them out yet (it’s only 6am) but I am hoping they will love them!