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    I was thinking about making this for my 15 year old sister, she's real crafty and sentimental. What do you guys think? Have you ever heard of this? Do you think it's chessy TIA!

    ~Sarah

    Journal in a Jar

    You need a quart canning jar with lid and ring, a small piece of cloth, some raffia and the following material. The idea is to cut the question in strips and place them in the jar. Put the material under the ring on top of the jar, and tie raffia around the neck of the jar with the card REcipe for: my Life History. Give as a gift.

    We printed these strips on beige paper. The tag that goes on the outside of the jar was printed on tag board in beige and tied with beige raffia. The card was trimmed with pinking scissors and cut in an rectangle shape with one end rounded.

    The person takes out one strip a day and uses that to write a journal entry.

    The card that goes on the outside of the jar says:

    Recipe for My Life History
    Combine a generous slice of your life history, a dash of nostalga, several cups of facts and feelings and 104 deliciously interesting questions. Draw one slip of paper. Take a few minutes to enjoy the memories. Paste or write the question at the top of a blank page. Fill in your answer. Don't worry about your handwriting or spelling - just tell your story. This product was prepared to preserve your life as a message. Enjoy the scrumptious, home-made memories that celebrate somethng very important - YOU!

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    Gave it to SIL for x-mas last year with a nice pen I got for a gift so even if she didn't like the journal idea she gat a nice pen.

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    I really like that idea ! That should be perfect for a sentimental girl.....................

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    i think i will give this to my daughter, she will love it

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    i really like that idea, thanxs for sharing

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    thanks so much for sharing, i have a teen who would love it

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    Cool Cool!

    This is a very cool idea. It would be nice to give the jar, a pretty journal and a pretty pen in a small basket. I have to give a wedding present soon and I think I'm going to make up this as a gift basket but change the questions to relate to the couples relationship so they can write a journal of how they met.
    Thanks for the idea!

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    this is a great and frugal gift idea

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    Are you kidding I would love it and I know other (cheesy) grown ups who would love it...This is gonna be a great Christmas.

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    I made one of these for my baby sister last Christmas. She loved it. I bought a pretty journal and pen and a nice jar at the Dollar Tree and printed the label and the strips on the computer. It was a great gift for $3.00 and she is getting lots of use out of it. I plan to make several this coming Christmas and DD is going to make some for her friends too.

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    This will be a great thing to send dd off to college with!!!

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    wow!! i love this idea!!!! thanks for posting it!

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    I LOVE this idea!!

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    I did one for my daughter and one for my best girlfriend last Christmas and gave them a pretty journal and pen to match. (got the slips from organizedhome.com) They both loved them. I copied the journal slips into a word doc for myself and am doing them as well - I just write out the "starter" at the top of the page in my journal... it cut down on the cost of printer ink, printing one for myself....and on the sore hand from cutting out all those slips! LOL

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    http://holidayorganizer.com/gifts/giftsjar/journal.html

    This link has a zillion questions nicely formatted and ready to print... you just have to print and assemble the gift!

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