Wouldn’t it be fun to make a family time capsule. You could do it at a holiday celebration, a birthday party or just set aside a special night. Then look forward to opening it in 1, 5 or 10 years. Here’s some great ideas.
Time Capsules: A Family Time Machine by Dennis Randall
Think of a time capsule as a message in a bottle sent forward in time to a future self — messages in the capsule tell our “tomorrow self” what we think is important today.
In Ithaca, New York, one family had a tradition of birthday time capsules. It was started by the grandfather on the birth of his grandson. Every birthday, the grandfather would write a letter to be opened ten years later. Each letter was placed in a small cigar box with a few trinkets or objects that he figured would be of use or interest to the grandchild.
As a kid, I was intrigued by the idea of time capsules. If I do this with my grandchildren, I don’t think I’ll wait ten years to open them. Ten years is a long time in the life of a child. How about five?