Give me a jam jar and some natural jute twine string, and I get very excited. These beautifully rustic homemade ‘What I Love About You’ Gift Jars, make such a wonderfully nurturing surprise gift. What a lovely Christmas present to give your children! They’re perfect for both adults and children, and make wonderful keepsakes. Children can keep them by their beds and pull out a love note whenever they like. You can always add more as time goes on, and get a bigger jar if you need to!
Whether you handwrite your notes, or type them, I really don’t think it matters. As long as the recipient can read them. They can be a single short sentence, or even a few sentences long. There aren’t any rules, except to make sure they’re written with love.
You can fold each one up, or curl them round a skewer as I’ve done here. Pop the lid on, make a label, and Maud’s your Aunt!
I made one for each of our children for Christmas (which they LOVED, particularly when I confirmed that I’d written the notes and each of them were true) but you could give one to anyone, at any time of year. You could also fill them with motivational notes, or memories of that person … anything you like!
We love you always.
We love that you don’t give up when something seems too hard.
We love it when you tell us your funny stories.
We love how kind you are.
We love your giggle.
We love walking down the road holding hands with you.
We love cuddling on the sofa with you.
We love going to the park with you and trying to tickle you as you whizz down the slide.
Do let me know if you make one!
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