Journal in a Box I created this fun "Journal in a Box" two years ago. It has been a lot of fun now that we are through multiple years. The idea is simple. We keep it by the dining room table, so at dinner we can add to it. There is no pressure to journal every day. The idea is that it is a perpetual journal with an index card for every day of the year. You might write just a sentence about something that happened on September 10, 2011.