Personal History Prompt Jar

Many of you may remember–months ago when we shared instructions and question prompts for the Personal History Prompt Jar. Well, of course, we hope that you made a dozen for your family and friends for Christmas–but just in case you weren’t that ambitious—


This week’s giveaway will be a prompt jar with a manly sized lid—just perfect for the father figure in your life…


all set with the prompt slips fun enough to nudge dad–or anyone into writing it all down. What better time than now and just right for Father’s Day.


Leave a comment on this post and we’ll announce the winner on Friday, June 12th at 10:00 am.

Good luck everyone!

9 Replies to “Personal History Prompt Jar”

  1. I had forgotten all about this. What a perfect summer writing project for my girls – yes I’m the mean mom who has them continue working on reading, writing, and arithmetic but in fun and engaging ways, and this is just what we need.

  2. I love it! John could really use that. He regrets not keeping a journal and makes comments everytime he sees me writing in mine.

  3. Lynnette–just download the prompts in the link and you can get started with your girls. I keep checking YOUR blog. I think you should get on there and start telling us some stories! I can’t wait!

  4. Kathy–these are so fun and easy to make that even if you don’t win–you can simply make him one. Jillian pulled out one of the questions the other day and read it to me. Holy Cow–I talked for 25 minutes! She was typing down whatever I said. It was so fun. Perks of having a Family History Professional in the house!

  5. We need to ask stuff like that more often! I like chatting… and why not do it with a purpose! Cute giveaway… that “jar” is awesome!

  6. I want to win!!!! I need to write down my parents stories. I love when my Grandma used to tell me about her first adventures cooking. They were a hoot!!! Your little jar is just what is needed.

  7. This is such a good idea!!! I really have a hard time finding out information about my families past. I don’t want my kids to ever have that problem, so this would help.

  8. I am new to Gracious Rain, but I love what you add each day to my life. My son-in-law has gotten into gathering family history and in this way is getting to know our family better. These questions would be a great way to launch into new areas.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *