Friday, January 8, 2010

What is a Christmas Jar?

What is a Christmas Jar (Click on Label above to view/download full size)?

A Christmas Jar is a pickle jar, peanut butter jar, Mason jar or whatever else you have around to collect your spare change each day. All coins are dedicated to the jar, and during the week before Christmas you prayerfully select someone to give it to anonymously. Was a neighbor laid off? Is a coworker struggling with health problems? Has a friend lost a loved one? Simply put your jar on their porch, in their car, on their desk--wherever--and you could change their life for good!

$50, $100, even $200, you'll be surprised how much change you can generate and how much you can affect someone's life. What began as an experiment by the author’s, Jason Wright, family has now turned into a national “pay it forward” movement of giving. Will you pledge to give away a Christmas Jar this year?

If so, please use the label below. You can also add your star to The Christmas Jars national map, at, and find information about the book, The Christmas Jars, by Jason Wright. A short, wonderful read that will change your life. With our very best wishes, the Shipp family.

We would love to receive a photo of you holding your Christmas Jar!

PS: Please do not send flowers. Patsy would prefer you start a Christmas Jar each year in her name.

Patsy Dee Shipp - Christmas 2009