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Give a Christmas Jar or Anonymous Money Jar

Updated on November 7, 2014

Give an Anonymous Money Jar as a New Family Holiday Tradition

A Christmas Jar or Holiday Money Jar is a wonderful tradition to help spread the holiday spirit and encourage random acts of kindness. Consider starting a new family tradition this year, pass on the spirit of the holiday and give a money jar anonymously to someone who could really use one.

If you are looking for ways to create holiday memories with your children and a tradition that can be carry on for many years, read more about the Christmas Jar, Anonymous Holiday Money Jar or if you want to be politically correct, the Ramahanukwanzmas Jar.

The Christmas Jar tradition started in 2005 by author Jason F. Wright with his family. He went on to publish his family's idea in the book Christmas Jars which became a New York Times Best Selling Book.

Other Christmas Classic's from Mr. Wright include Penny's Christmas Miracle Jar as a version for kids and Christmas Jars Reunion.

Spreading the Spirit of the Holidays

I discovered the story of Christmas Jars in 2008 while researching for my lens on How to Make a Christmas Spirit Jar and discovered this wonderful tradition.

Jason's message of the Christmas Jars was very much in line with what I was trying to do and with what I have been doing with creating groups and lenses on Giving Back and working with the Squidoo Activists.

He is encouraging people to give back, to practice random acts of kindness and to look for opportunities to help people. Most of all he has found a way for people to spread the spirit of the holiday...whichever holiday you might be celebrating.

Learn about the spirit of the jar.

Discover the Spirit of the Christmas Jar

Christmas Jars Story on Amazon

Christmas Jars is a story about the power of giving and how giving can transform a person.

Christmas Jars
Christmas Jars

Learn about the tradition of saving a year's worth of spare change to give to someone in need at the holiday.

You may want to include a copy of the book when you give your Holiday Money Jar.

 

Vote on the Christmas Jars Tradition

What do you think about the Christmas Jars Tradition?

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Christmas Jar Author's Interview with Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck, host of the Glenn Beck Show on CNN Headline News, interviewed Jason Wright and briefly discussed the book Christmas Jars and the exciting new tradition.

Christmas Jars

Christmas Jars Book Set

Start with a Christmas Jars Boxed set to bring the Christmas Jars tradition into your home.

Christmas Jars Boxed Set
Christmas Jars Boxed Set

Christmas Jars is a story about the power of giving and how giving can transform a person.

Learn about the tradition of saving a year's worth of spare change to give to someone in need at the holiday.

You may want to include a copy of the book when you give your Holiday Money Jar.

 

Video Stories about the Christmas Jar

See how the story of the Christmas Jar is making a difference in the lives of the people who receive a jar and the people who give.

Believe in the Spirit of the Christmas Jar

Give a Christmas Jar or Holiday Money Jar

Image Composite from Microsoft Image, Corel Images and Jay Lopez's Recycle 2.

Suggestions to Make Your Own Christmas Jar

Making your own Christmas, Holiday or Ramahanukwanzmas jar is easy.


  1. Take a jar - pickle, mayonnaise, canning
  2. Wash it out.
  3. Throughout the year drop in your spare change.
  4. Once it is in the jar don't touch it.
  5. Let the change add up over the course of a year.
  6. During the holiday season, find someone to give it to anonymously.
  7. You may want to add a note about the tradition of the Christmas or Holiday Jar.

Christmas Jars Available on Amazon

Find an old jar around the house or pick a jar to get started making your own Christmas jar.

Anchor Hocking 1-Gallon Heritage Hill Jar
Anchor Hocking 1-Gallon Heritage Hill Jar

This glass jar with lid makes a more festive Christmas Jar.

 
tag Vintage Glass Jar with Metal Lid, Clear, Medium, 4.5-Cup Capacity
tag Vintage Glass Jar with Metal Lid, Clear, Medium, 4.5-Cup Capacity

This vintage glass jar with red lid is already in Christmas colors.

 

Christmas Labels, Stamps and Tags

Christmas labels, stamps and tags to use for decorating a Christmas Jar. Create your own tags using stamps and markers on kraft paper or colored tags.

SRM Stickers Labels by the Dozen Christmas Sticker
SRM Stickers Labels by the Dozen Christmas Sticker

Add a Christmas sticker to label the Christmas jar.

 
Christmas Fun - Assorted Adhesive Labels
Christmas Fun - Assorted Adhesive Labels

Put a festive Christmas on the Christmas jar.

 
CmasVintg-JustriteClearStamp
CmasVintg-JustriteClearStamp

Use these stamps to make your own custom tags.

 
Martha Stewart Crafts EK Success Modern Festive Colored Tags
Martha Stewart Crafts EK Success Modern Festive Colored Tags

These colorful tags from Martha Stewart can be customized with holiday greetings.

 

Possible Recipients for Your Holiday Money Jar

There are many different places that you could take your Christmas Jar or Holiday Money Jar.

Here are just a few:


  1. A deserving family in your neighborhood.
  2. A deserving family associated with your church or place of worship.
  3. A local women's shelter.
  4. A local animal shelter.
  5. Your favorite local charity.
  6. A local children's hospital.
  7. A local senior's center.
  8. A local hospice.

Make Your Own Christmas Spirit Jar

Harlan Miller's quote was the inspiration to create a jar of Christmas spirit to pass on as a gift to someone.

  • I wish we could put up
  • some of the Christmas spirit in jars
  • and open a jar of it every month.

I put together another lens with several examples and simple directions to make your own Christmas Spirit Jar from supplies you probably even have at home.

You could even turn your Christmas Jars or Holiday Money Jars into Christmas Spirit Jars. Fill with money or Ferrero Rocher Chocolates and give it away.

Image Source:

Composite Image from Cris DeRaud's Apothecary Jar, Billy Alexander's Labels and Camila Schnaibel's Labels. All Royalty Free Use.

Cameron's Special Christmas Jars

Cameron and his Christmas Jars

This young man, Cameron Birch, died of cancer shortly after this video was shot in early 2006. He received this money anonymously for Christmas 2005. He didn't want to keep it. Instead he chose to spend it on toys for other children in the hospital. Cameron is a Christmas Jar pioneer.

Cameron's Story

From the Christmas Jars website, a story that embodies the Christmas Spirit.

  • Late one night just before Christmas, a knock at the door changed our family forever. The kids rushed from the family room and threw open the door to find nothing but the cold December night. In place of a visitor, there were two large jars sitting on our porch. Each was labeled in bright letters, "Christmas Jar." Attached to one of them was a copy of the book Christmas Jars and a note. The note explained how the anonymous giver had read this book and how it had changed his life. My oldest two sons each brought a jar inside and excitedly unscrewed the lids. One jar was filled with pennies. The other was filled with other change and some paper money.
  • I had just read the book and so I retold the story as well as I could. We talked about what it means to give unselfishly to others. We tried to figure out what generous person might have left the jars. Cameron was very excited that someone would do that for him and his family. He understood we got the jars because he had cancer. A light that had been dimmed by illness burned a little brighter in Cameron's eyes that night. This simple act of giving stopped - for just one night - the steady march of a terrible disease.
  • Cameron decided to take the money from the Christmas Jars and use it to buy the toys for the hospital's playroom.

Christmas Jars Reunion

Christmas Jars Reunion

Author Jason Wright talks about the follow up book to Christmas Jars, Christmas Jars Reunion Book.

Christmas Jars Reunion Book

Find out what happens to Hope in the sequel to the Christmas Jars story.

Christmas Jars Reunion
Christmas Jars Reunion

Christmas Jars Reunion picks up two years after the original Christmas Jars. In this follow up book, Hope is reminded of the immense power of a single jar, in her quest to pass out 1001 jars.

A beautiful, inspiring follow up to the original Christmas Jars book.

 

Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle

Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle by Jason F. Wright

Trailer for the new children's book, Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle, by New York Times bestselling author Jason F. Wright and illustrated by Ben Sowards.

Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle on Amazon

Teach children about the Christmas Jar story with Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle.

Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle
Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle

Children can feel the spirit of the Christmas Jar in this color illustrated children s picture book.

Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle is an original story based on the Jason F. Wright's Christmas Jars tradition that has already touched hundreds of thousands of lives.

Children can learn about compassion, service and how you make a difference in the life of someone else.

 

Give a Ramahanukwanzmas Jar

Give a Ramahanukwanzmas Jar or Holiday Jar

If you don't celebrate Christmas, you can give a the politically correct Ramahanukwanzmas Jar.

Image Composite from Microsoft Image, Corel Images and Camila Schnaibel's Labels 1.

Christmas Jars Foundation

The Christmas Jars Foundation

The overall goal of the Christmas Jar Foundation is to create Christmas Jar miracles in every community across the country by spreading the Christmas Jars giving tradition through public and private schools, through churches and through retail establishments and the corporate community.

Christmas Jar Books by Jason F. Wright on Amazon

Christmas Jars
Christmas Jars

The original best selling Christmas Jars.

 
Christmas Jars Reunion
Christmas Jars Reunion

The follow up to Christmas Jars, where we learn what happened to Hope.

 
Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle
Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle

Children can experience the Christmas Jar miracle with Penny.

 
A Christmas Jar for Santa: A Christmas Jars Short Story
A Christmas Jar for Santa: A Christmas Jars Short Story

A short Kindle story from Jason Wright based on the Christmas Jars.

 

Mr. Finnegan's Giving Chest Book

Jason Wright and Christmas Jars Interview

Jason Wright discusses his book Christmas Jars on KSL television's Studio 5.

Mr. Finnegan's Giving Chest on Amazon

The book by Dick Van Dyke mentioned by Jason Wright on his interview with KSL studio.

Mr. Finnegan's Giving Chest
Mr. Finnegan's Giving Chest

A book featuring Dick Van Dyke as Mr. Finnegan will have you believing in the magic of Christmas.

A magical story that will delight readers of all ages.

 
Mr. Finnegan's Giving Chest
Mr. Finnegan's Giving Chest

The paper back version.

 

Mr. Finnegan's Giving Chest on eBay

Copies of Mr. Finnegan's Giving Chest can also be found on eBay.

What do you think about the Christmas Jar or Holiday Money Jar tradition?

Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      4 years ago from Northern California

      @williamslaw: The idea has really taken off the last couple of years. A fun way of giving back to others.

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      williamslaw 

      4 years ago

      Fabulous idea! I love it.

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      AnonymousC831 

      4 years ago from Kentucky

      I think it's fantastic. Great lens.

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      TanjaCrouch 

      4 years ago

      Awesome lens. We read the book and started a jar a few years ago. It is a wonderful tradition.

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      4 years ago from Northern California

      @MelanieKaren: You can also give of your time, which is another way to help others.

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      Melanie Wilcox 

      5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      this is truly beautiful - we don't have a lot of extra to give, but we surely have more than others. I will be doing this this holiday season - what an inspirational lens!

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @girlfriendfactory: It was a very popular idea last year. Love thinking that so many people may be getting Christmas jars this year for Christmas because if reading this lens.

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      girlfriendfactory 

      5 years ago

      I love it! It's my most pinned pin on Pinterest!

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @CharMarie: The idea caught like wildfire last Christmas. I hope many others will do the same this year.

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      CharMarie 

      5 years ago

      I think this is an awesome idea! I won't be able to save much before Christmas this year, but I'd love to start this as a family tradition for next year! Thanks so much for sharing this lens!

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @anonymous: It has been a very popular tradition the last couple of years.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Nice tradition which until reading your lens I knew nothing about! Great stuff

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @accfuller: Thank you. I think you can give out Christmas jars any time of the year.

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      myoyster1957 

      5 years ago

      What a wonderful story of hope and what a wonderful idea, I was most touched reading this. I am so glad this lens won the Purple Star. Have a wonderful day

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      accfuller 

      5 years ago

      What a nice idea ... :) I've had a number of random acts of kindness over the past few days! A large number of people have been visiting my Save Our Parks lenses. Something very much appreciated on our mission. I gave you a squid-like and a g+1 ... :)

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @myoyster1957: Glad you enjoyed the lens.

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @laurenrich: I am hoping there will be a lot more Christmas Jars given out this year too.

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      laurenrich 

      5 years ago

      I think the Christmas Jar is a wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing this great tradition.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @Alex-45: Thank you

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      Alex-45 

      5 years ago

      What a lovely idea. Thank you for such an inspiring lens.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @Judith Nazarewicz: Thank you.

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      Judith Nazarewicz 

      5 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      I really love this idea! Great lens!

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @anonymous: Thanks for the publicity.

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      otherlleft 

      5 years ago

      It would be fun to read stories of how people achieved the anonymous gifting of these jars.

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Great idea, squidliked, G+1 and pinned

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @carocwn: It is a helpful reminder of this season about giving.

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @linfcor: It is a fairly new tradition.

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      Linda F Correa 

      5 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

      Thank you, I had never heard about this tradition-great lens

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Merry Christmas.

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      carocwn 

      5 years ago

      Lovely lens about giving:)

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @thebreakthroughmarketer: I think it is about sharing too.

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @mrdata: Thank you.

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      mrdata 

      5 years ago

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Wishing you big success for 2013...

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      thebreakthroughmarketer 

      5 years ago

      This is what Christmas is really about. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas.

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @writerkath: Thank you.

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      writerkath 

      5 years ago

      Beautiful idea! So glad you got a Purple Star for this! Merry Christmas! :)

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @Glenda Motsavage: Thank you for the kudos.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @grannyann lm: They would have been great for the Hurricane Sandy survivors. Still helpful for them for next year too.

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      Glenda Motsavage 

      5 years ago from The Sunshine State

      What an inspirational (and challenging) lens - this is why I love Squidoo! Will most definitely be putting this creative idea into practice. Thanks for sharing...and congrats on the well-deserving Purple Star! Merry Christmas!

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      Ann Scaling Tucker 

      5 years ago from Enid, OK

      What a NEAT idea. That would have been great this year for the Jersey Shore Hurricane people. This deserves a very special Squid Angel dusting. Have a great holiday season.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @NausetViews: It really is a great tradition to teach children about giving to others.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @burntchestnut: Maybe there is a need for a year 'round anonymous donor jar.

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @PNWtravels: They have been around for awhile. Seemed to have taken off this year with Pinterest.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @Cavedweller: Merry Christmas to you too.

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      Cavedweller 

      5 years ago

      Great idea....Merry Christmas!

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      Vicki Green 

      5 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I hadn't heard of Christmas Jars - what a lovely idea!

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      burntchestnut 

      5 years ago

      A Christmas Jar is a great idea. Let's hope people continue to give jars throughout the year, too. People can use a helping hand throughout the year.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @LynetteBell: It is a wonderful way to share at the holidays.

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      poldepc lm 

      5 years ago

      congrats on your purple star lens

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @MJ Martin: Thank you

    • HealthfulMD profile imageAUTHOR

      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @Dressage Husband: It is very easy to do, especially if you start at the beginning of the year.

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 

      5 years ago from Washington State

      purple star congrats too!

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 

      5 years ago from Washington State

      Fantastic idea, thank you, great lens.

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      LynetteBell 

      5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Nice idea...not heard of it before.

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      Kristen 

      5 years ago from Boston

      Love the idea. What a great tradition to start with my kids. Thank you.

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      Stephen J Parkin 

      5 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      I really like the idea behind this, I may give it a try.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @PrincessMe18: It is a great way to celebrate Christmas by giving to others.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @Stazjia: I think so too. Thank you.

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      PrincessMe18 

      5 years ago

      Nice idea.. a new way of celebrating Christmas this year.

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      Carol Fisher 

      5 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      This sounds like an idea that embodies the true spirit of Christmas.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @Grasmere Sue: It really is a wonderful tradition.

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      Sue Dixon 

      5 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      What a lovely idea- new to me. Blessed!

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @CrossCreations: Thank you

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @Wednesday-Elf: I've been very pleased that the lens has been getting so much traffic. Hopefully there are a lot of Christmas jars out there this year.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @FanfrelucheHubs: It really it a wonderful idea.

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      Carolan Ross 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Just wonderful! Kudos to YOU for spreading the word about these Christmas Jars.

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      Wednesday-Elf 

      5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      What a special idea for the holidays.

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      Nathalie Roy 

      5 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      I love the idea of the Christmas Jar! I think I am going to do this in 2013!

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      C A Chancellor 

      5 years ago from US/TN

      What a lovely story!

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @Anahid LM: Thanks for sharing your idea using baby bottles.

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      Anahid LM 

      5 years ago

      this is beautiful idea, in our church baby bottles used to fill them up once a year and give them as donation to pregnancy center in the town. Similar idea. Great I wish you a happy holidays. Anna

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      spelaspela 

      5 years ago

      great idea. thanks:)))

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @GregoryMoore: Hope you enjoy giving out your Christmas Jar.

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      Gregory Moore 

      5 years ago from Louisville, KY

      This is a great idea for the season of giving. I'd like to do this with my kids. We usually buy a couple of Christmas dinners through the local grocery store for needy families through a program that the store has set up. I like this Christmas jar though, because it keeps you thinking about it all year long. Great idea.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @ClassyGals: Giving back is good for your heart, in more ways than one.

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      Cynthia Davis 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Giving, brings me the most joy during the holiday season (anytime really). I love this idea! Blessings**

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      BestMassageChairs 

      5 years ago

      Nice Lens and Educational as I learned a couple of things I did not know :)

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Can I just say this is an amazing lens and you're awesome? I love learning about this kind of stuff :) Great job.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @Adventuretravels: Hope that the Christmas Jar idea makes it to the U.K.

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      Giovanna 

      5 years ago from UK

      This is a great thing to do. here in the UK there are organizations who send out collection boxes, but this is more personal.

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      reubenj 

      5 years ago

      Amazing stories of how a little thoughtfulness can be such a blessing to those in need. God bless.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @MartieG: It really is a very simple idea that can be very helpful in making a difference at the holidays.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      This is such a warm and simple way to make a difference-we have always tried to do something special to help out on the holidays and this sounds perfect. ~~Blessed~~

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @Ajeet: I am hopeful that there are many Christmas Jars being passed out this year.

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      Ajeet 

      5 years ago

      What a great example of kindness.

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      Myreda Johnson 

      5 years ago from Ohio USA

      I am hearing about this for the first time here. What a great idea. Definitely something I would like to do for the dogs at the Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue.

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      SassyGie 

      5 years ago

      This is a novel idea. It's the first time I've heard of giving money jars for Christmas.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @DebMartin: Thank you.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @Sunnyd123: Thank you

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      DebMartin 

      5 years ago

      This is such a sweet idea. I'm glad to see it here on Squidoo. Well done.

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      Sunnyd123 

      5 years ago

      I think this is a really nice idea.

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      Fay Favored 

      5 years ago from USA

      It's a wonderful thing to be a part of a greater picture in helping someone in need.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @tfsherman lm: Thank you. I hope there are a lot of people who are going to benefit this season from receiving Christmas Jars.

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      tfsherman lm 

      5 years ago

      Such a great theme for a lens at this time of the year. A real relief.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @GeorgeneMBramlage: You can show them how to get started.

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 

      5 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      An excellent idea and one which I'd never heard of before.Thank you for bringing it to our attention with such a finely written and information-packed lens. I'll have to check out whether anyone is doing this here in southwestern VA.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      @Wedding Mom: I think so too.

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      Wedding Mom 

      5 years ago

      Christmas Jar or Holiday Money Jar tradition is one great idea to make someone happy on Christmas Day.

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      laptop89 

      5 years ago

      Idea is great, good lens. Tanks for sharing !

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