The year has gone by so quickly. It has been lots of fun doing something almost every week to celebrate turning 50 years old. I think I will miss it. But I’m excited to been done – that I’ve accomplished the goal I set out to do a year ago. For my last thing I gathered together a bunch of small items I had kicking around and photos and images clipped from magazines over the last couple of years. I thought about getting a something fancy to put my time capsule in but a decided in the end on an empty peanut container. There is nothing archival about it but there isn’t anything of historical value in my time capsule either. My plan is to open it in 10 years. I guessing it will be very interesting to see this odd collection of items when I’m 60 years old.
I think putting together a time capsule for your family would be a fun gift. I want to do one for my 50th birthday and I’m planning to do it at the end of the year. I was amazed at how much information there is on the internet on how to do a time capsule. Some are very simple and doable and some are very extensive and serious in making sure everything is well-preserved. So this project is very adaptable to you and your families needs and desires. This could easily become a yearly family tradition. What you put in the time capsule is up to you. It could be things from today or things that connect you and your family to the past.