Take an empty jar with a lid and label it Blessing Jar or Your family name and blessings such as “The Novotny Family Blessings”. Tie ribbon or raffia around the lid, decorate the jar for extra creativity.
Next, cut pieces of paper in strips and place in a pile or a basket along with pencils next to the jar. ( use red and green paper to be festive)
Now, share with your family that from now until Christmas that you are going to daily write down various blessings in our lives and place them in your Blessing Jar. ( be sure to have them place their name and date on each blessing they write).
Observe as your family begins to count their blessings one by one with a grateful attitude as your family blessing jar fills up by Christmas morning.
Make it a tradition to read these blessings around the breakfast or dinner table on Christmas.
Be sure to pack away your new Blessing Jar with your Christmas decorations so that you can begin using it each year as a new family tradition of counting your blessings one by one.