Our family loved the chance last Christmas to write down the things they wanted to tell her (mom) on notes that perhaps some felt they could not express to her in person. I sat with her after Christmas in the nursing home and read the notes to her each of her children and grandchildren had written. Again, the jars sit in prominent spots right next to our mothers' easy chairs. The jars can be used for so many occasions and so many reasons and evoke so many emotions for both the giver and the receiver. I can't tell you how much the jar brings families together and the love it holds and represents. As I said, it is perhaps only second to a wedding ring or family heirloom in its significance.