Have you ever seen someone open a time capsule? They can be a fantastic glimpse into the past. These capsules usually include a collection of treasures, photos, and other memories.
Why not create your own time capsule for your next family or class activity? Here are some tips for getting started!
- Choose meaningful items that represent your life right now. These could be objects, photos, drawings... anything that won’t get rotten over time. (Perishable food is not the best idea!)
- Pick a way to store it. You can decorate a waterproof container if you plan to bury your time capsule. Or you can use pretty much any container if you plan on keeping it inside somewhere, like a closet or attic.
- Add a label that will help everyone remember what the time capsule is. You should also set a date for when you’d like to open your time capsule, and write that on the label. It could be a year from now, five years, or even a decade down the line!
By the way, you can create a digital time capsule on the FamilySearch Memories App. No matter how you do it, now is a great time to start preserving memories that will bring a smile to your future self!