Thanks for sharing this idea. My kids and I made a wishing box on Sunday. We didn't have a jar so we wrapped a shoe box in christmas paper and cut a hole in the top. I set a pen and post it notes next to the box and as the kids and husband think of something they would like for christmas or birthdays (I have one Dec. 24 and one Dec. 30) they will write down idea and place in box. They have from now until Thanksgiving Day to put in their ideas. On Thanksgiving Day we will open box and I can being making my list and plan my attack on Black Friday.