Of course I couldn't just have a boring little mason jar, it had to be pretty! So I got to work decorating with a gold, kraft, and ivory color scheme. The little envelope has a tag with "instructions" on it and I also keep a jar filled with blank kraft diecuts and a pen for writing down 'good things'. That big gorgeous flower is by Precocious Paper, I added some sequins and a vintage military button to the center.
We've had a really great and exciting year so I'm really looking forward to reading through all of the "good things" come New Years Eve! I have to think of a way to save them all :) I'm actually quite shocked that I remembered to do it for a full YEAR. I think the trick was keeping it out in the open with a pen and paper right next to it. You should all try it next year!
While I'm sharing a crafty project I'll also include this gift card holder I made a few days ago. I really hate handing over a printed gift card (you know the kind? Where you sign up for something online and they give you a print out to give the recipient) because it looks cheesy so I decided to make a pretty envelope to make the gift look nicer. I sewed along the edges to close and used a doily as a liner (you pull out of the pocket from the top).