This made a really great gift. It came with all the notes already in the envelopes and in the jar, ready to go. It's not the "same old typical" type of gift. This is great for just about any occasion. I got it for my step mom. She can be difficult to buy for sometimes, but I wanted to also get her something that would be heartfelt and appreciated. These little notes keep giving for the whole duration of the jar itself so it will certainly last for more than just that "initial" gift. I love it. It's beautiful and great way to give a wonderful gift.