How to create a time capsule (and why you should make one) Plus what I put in my 2017 time capsule.
We’ve all seen them before. In tv shows, craft ideas that we come across and pass up, people mentioning time capsules from a long time ago. But most of the time we ignore this little gem. I made my first time capsule and I honestly wish I started one sooner. Especially now that I am almost 30 years old and I miss the 90’s every single day, I wish my parents kept some stuff from my childhood for me to look back on.
“The most precious item we possess is our time.” -Victoria Coburn
I think Time capsules are so cool. Life is filled with so many memories, and over the years they begin to slowly fade. Capsules are an awesome way to preserve your memories so you can revisit those precious moments in the future.
If I’m being honest, I wish I started doing time capsules as soon as my kids were born. If you are expecting, I highly recommend you get yourself a cute little box or container and start collecting items as life unfolds.
Here is a list of things you can put in your time capsule
Photos Photos Photos…and not just the best photos either, ass the photos from your phone that you wouldn’t frame in your house, those little memories are gold.
Print your favorite memes, tweets, etc
Magazines & news articles
Cool toys or fads
Birthday cards, other cards
Your kid’s favorite toys
If you just had a baby Include their first footprints, hospital bracelet, hat, photos, a letter to them, etc.
Technology that will be ancient in the future.
My first time capsule
I did my first time capsule at the end of 2016. Although I was able to get several things in there, I really should have started at the beginning of the year instead of scrambling through my house to find all the stuff we did that year.
So this year I started collecting stuff for the time capsule in January. I can say that I did a great job making this capsule so I want to share the things I put inside. I remember reading other people’s time capsule lists and it helped me get ideas for mine!
Tickets from all of the movies we saw this year
I hate going to the movies, I would rather watch at home but there were so many amazing movies released this year that I didn’t want to wait for so we ended up going to the movies a lot. I managed to save all of our tickets this year!
A postcard from my vacations
I’m not the kind of traveler that likes to collect big souvenirs on vacations, the memories and photos are good enough for me. I picked up a postcard on my trips and put them in the capsule
A string cut to the height of my kids
This one is fun. And it will be so fun to remember how tall they were.
Plane tickets from my beach trip.
A copy of the magazine I was featured in!
I still can’t believe it because it’s such a huge accomplishment but my bikinis Gorgeous Life Swimwear was featured in Elle UK! I was only able t get one copy of the magazine so I don’t want anything to happen to it.
Photos of random things I had on my smart phone, and favorite pics of the year.
The Hello Kitty Stamp that came on Zoey’s 5th Birthday cake
Original artwork from Michelle, an amazing artist who I had the pleasure of working with this year.
I will be doing a full post on my experience with Michelle
A map of Clearwater Beach from my vacation
Birthday cards and any other cards
My favorite pieces of art from Alexa and Zoey
A letter to my future self, husband, and children
I definitely encourage you to start on a time capsule this year. I haven’t decided if I’m going to put an open date on it, or if I’m just going to tuck it away and open it in the future whenever I decide. But I know I’ll look back at these items and be so happy. Time really flies, especially when you have kids. So for me it’s an incredible way to keep these moments.
Are you going to make a time capsule this year? Have you made one before? Have you ever found one? Or opened one with someone ? It would be neat to find capsules from the years before I was born. Really fun idea. I suppose this is the last post of 2017, so have a wonderful NYE/NYD!