Celebrate the New Year family-style by assembling a time capsule! Creating a Family Time Capsule is not only a fun, no-cost project for a special day, but it doubles as an exciting surprise when opened a year later.
How to Create a Family Time Capsule
Salvage a box from the Christmas aftermath. Let the kids go crazy with markers and stickers to personalize it. After each member of the family adds something(s) to the time capsule, seal it and stuff it in a corner of the basement or a closet for a year. Next year open the time capsule and discover forgotten treasures and memorable moments!
What to Put in a Time Capsule
Anything reminiscent of the current year will work just fine! A few ideas:
- a favorite pair of kid jeans that are now a bit short
- the shoes they wore until there were holes in them
- this year’s Christmas letter and photo
- a small toy they can part with for a year
- a list of antics and current kidisms written by mom and dad
- school portraits
- other candid photos
- current kid drawings and craft projects
- a written survey of each child’s current likes and dislikes
My New Year’s Gift to You!
Thank you, dear reader, for hanging with me day in and day out. Trying my recipes, discussing the tough questions, giving thanks for the simple, and celebrating the Finer Things! You’ve made 2011 a fabulous one, and I can’t wait to see what 2012 brings. My New Year’s gift for loyal Finer Things readers is this free 2011 printable time capsule survey your kiddos can fill out. Hey, you can even fill one out if you want. Why not?!
- Email subscribers and RSS subscribers, your printable link is in your daily subscriber update (at the bottom).
- Facebook “likers”, click on the Free Stuff for Fans tab.
Does your family create a New Year’s time capsule? What do you or would you like to include?
A big thanks to New Season Design for turning my idea into a fun printable!