Your child is growing so quickly. You are amazed at her every move, her adorable smiles and her ever-growing personality. Why not capture these moments so she can enjoy her childhood long into adulthood? Creating a family time capsule is a wonderful way to protect those cherished memories and strengthen your family’s bond.
If you plan on burying your time capsule outdoors, you will need a waterproof container: a plastic tub with a lid or a large jar works well. You may also use an old lunch box, or a cardboard box sealed in a knotted plastic bag.
Now you can add individual lists of “Things I Am Good At,” as well as school papers, drawings and one special toy apiece. Your child can write a letter to himself, outline feet and hands or describe dreams, ideas and favorite pastimes. Height and weight measurements can also be included for comparison when you dig up the capsule.
Seal your treasures in a plastic bag, and place in the container. Bury the capsule in a secret place, or hide it in the house, garage or attic. You and your family can decide when your capsule should be retrieved. Given a child’s rate of development, even a few months may be long enough.
Originally posted on July 1, 2006 @ 3:41 am