Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Annual Time Capsules

It's the end of one year, and the start of the next. What will you remember most?

During our year long renovations last year, we found quite a few ways to leave "our mark" upon the house that we have called our home for 12 years already. As they tore down walls and built new walls, I decided to pull together a slew of items that if ever found, would give the new owners a sense of who lived here before them, and all the changes the house had been through.

I would have loved to find a time capsule in one of the torn down walls, but we didn't. Who knows - maybe there is still one in a different wall we didn't tear down? If there is, now there are two. We packed up all the things in the (picture up above) and watched Darold nail them in, and watched Steve seal it and paint over the seams. This is all the proof I have that it's there. Hoping that I live long enough to never see it again, but know that its here, hiding, waiting to be found.

We started making these other "Annual Time Capsules" earlier in the year, and put them in our ViewTainers. I only have a few things from my childhood to look back on endearingly, and have to search the web for things that happened, that I just might remember. I thought it would be a great opportunity to capture some of the items/toys and other things that my girls would want to remember and see in 10 or 20 years from now. I love the Viewtainers because they are not made of breakable glass, making them very kid friendly. You can seal them up at the end of the year with duct tape, silicone, or packed in a box and locked up, not to be opened for another 10 or 20 years, you decide.

Not sure what to include?

Here's what we put in some of the time capsules: Silly Banz for the 2011 container, because just two years ago, my girls were among the masses that wore quite a few on each wrist, and traded them on the playground (and now for 2013 it's the Rainbow Loom bracelets). A Twinkie (because everyone knows they last 20 years, and when they went bankrupt, I bought a few boxes too. It was all the rage). The duck tape craze and now washi tape madness that has swept the nation for the past couple of years, has reserved a place in one of these capsules too, among many other squinkies, trinkets and movie characters from cereal boxes.

I have also included a short list of facts from the past few years, things we will remember, or want to remember: Movies we saw, tragedies we witnessed, and triumphs in and around the world, etc. The ideas are endless, and the capsules can be personalized as well to include birthdays, celebrations, milestones, etc. The Project Life cards are perfect for this, and can even capture favorite family recipes and so much more. Write it down. Record it. Treasure it.

I hope you all have an absolutely amazing 2014, filled with joy, laughter, charity, hope and love. Thank you for reading my blog. Thank you for being a part of my life and journey. If you want to be in the know of all the fun things to come this year...click that link below and sign up to receive my newsletters. I have yet to send one out, so please know I won't spam you like crazy and send you an email every day or week! Happy New Year everyone!


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