Monday, December 20, 2010

Journal Jars Become Blog

What started it all...

How did THESE jars become a blog?

It's quite simple, really. In the wondrous mind of a beautiful, generous, oh-so-creative-soul was born the idea to construct a unique and lasting Christmas gift for her best friends. So, she grabbed some ribbon and some pretty paper, thought of 52 questions about life and childhood and bundled them all in a jar with LOVE. She typed a sincere note to each friend describing her pleasure with their presence in her life and relaying her intentions for the "journal jars."

Each note read, " of the best gifts we can give our children is the gift of ourselves. This includes who we were, what we've been through, accomplished, and what made us who we are today." The note went on to detail the journaling project, created to encourage each friend to develop a written account of their life for their children. The project was designed so that the friends could answer one question or prompt per week and empty the "journal jar" within one year.

The friends loved this unique gift - and having shared so much of life together already - they decided to share the journaling project too. Bearing their souls, their pasts, their tragedies and triumphs not only to be read years into the future for the sake of their children, but to be divulged in the present for one another.

Thus starts the "journal jar" blog, authored by 7 friends, with 7 stories and countless memories... THE STORIES ONLY WE CAN TELL.


  1. love it lauren! excited to start and to read everyones stories :)

  2. I love it too! I hope that the excitement continues into the next 53 weeks!! Thanks for your hard work Lauren! You are great at this! :)

  3. Wow! I can't wait to laugh and cry with all the stories to come! :) Thanks for beautifying our blog Lu! :)

  4. wow girls, love it. you are onto something super special here. i'll be stalking ya'll for sure. :)

  5. What a wonderful idea! I can't wait to read and I would love to answer some on my own blog! Love it! Thanks for sharing it with everyone!

  6. First off Holly ~ what a great and creative idea you had! Lauren ~ you are an AmAzInG writer with all your blogging you do...maybe that should have been your major :) This is for sure going to be saved to my favorites so I can follow along and hear your stories ~ and ~ write down some of my own!!! Kelli Martin ♥

  7. Amazing Blog Lauren! Will never understand how you create these things?!!
    Holly~ thank you SO much for your thoughtful & creative gift to us.
    Can't wait to start writing "only the story you can tell"...
    Love you all!! <3