We have been promising ourselves for months - ok, years - that we were going to make a time capsule for Kieran. On his first birthday, we solicited letters from friends and family; we got two. Tom and I were also supposed to write letters to Kieran - I think we both got so far as to write:
in a Word doc, and then saved them to our respective desktops. I've tried many times to write it, but in the first year I was still too hormonal, and in the second year I've forgotten all of the things I wanted to say in the first year.
It's a quandry.
We also wanted to put in little bits of memorabilia from the year he was born (2007), some pictures and memories, a bottle of something appropriate to open on his 21st birthday . . .
I decided maybe if I put the idea out publicly, I would not only get some great ideas to include in both the letter (what do you tell your child 20 years in the future?) and for objects/pictures/memorabilia to include.
Also, maybe I will get some people who want to make their own time capsules with me. Anyone want to join in the fun? I plan on posting about our finished time capsule two weeks from today.
If you have older kids (even toddlers and preschoolers), it would be a fun project to do together!
So . . . who's in?
Have you ever made a time capsule for yourself or your child?
What did you include?
Where did you stash it?
When will you open it?
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