Day 193: Date-Night Jar

April 12, 2012

On Sunday, I came up with an idea for a date-night jar, something that we can put money into in order to save up for dates. I’m not the most artistic person, so I asked you to decorate a label for the jar. Here’s the finished product:

Originally, I had my eye on this jar, one you received from your grandma:

You said we couldn’t use it because you didn’t want it to break. But you really meant that you didn’t want me to break it. I’m insulted. What on earth would make you think that? 😉

Don’t you think our date-night jar will be fun and useful? For one, we can use it to make going out together a priority. Rather than going out occasionally when it crosses our minds and we happen to have the money, we can put our dates on the calendar and save for them using our jar. For another thing, saving up for our dates will really build the anticipation for them. We’ll be able to see our progress by checking the jar and realizing how close we’re getting to our goal. When the date finally comes, we’ll be excited and ready for it. Three, having a jar to save for dates can help us budget for dates. Rather than spending a bunch of money all at once, we’ll spread the cost of a date over a longer period of time.

PS: After taking a picture of your grandma’s jar, I dropped the lid and it broke. I’m in a heap of trouble.