I will be the first to admit that I’m not great at dressing my jars up for gift giving. In my world, a high end label is one made of neatly trimmed painter’s tape (it comes in blue AND green). My belief is that as long as the contents of the jar are delicious, colorful, and shelf stable, my job is done.
This is my I am so delighted by these snowflake jars from Ball Canning. They are pretty and seasonal, and dress up my holiday preserves without requiring so much as a drop of extra work on my part.
I got the jars you see pictured here from my friends at Fillmore Container and you can do the same. I’m planning on making a batch of strawberry cranberry jam later this week, using some berries I froze last summer (it’s this recipe, using strawberries rather than blueberries).
Fillmore Container has one of the widest selection of Ball jars available online, so if there’s a particular style you’re looking for, make sure to check them first. Oh, and if you’re in the market for small jars for gift assortments, I love these smooth-sided four ounce jars. They take labels beautifully (even my painter’s tape ones). Just remember that they don’t come with lids, so make sure to add some to your order.
Disclosure: Fillmore Container is a Food in Jars partner and this blog post was written as part of our existing partnership. They also sent me the jars you see pictured here at no cost to me. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
Update: Fillmore is now sold out of these jars and they won’t be able to restock before the end of the season. A couple alternatives include these smooth-sided Ball Jars and these Orchard Road pints. While neither have embossed snowflakes, they both smooth sides which take labels nicely.