It was to be opened on her 21st birthday. I stenciled the crate #fancy and even put the date on it so we wouldn't cheat or forget what year we were planning on opening it. This box has moved with us twice and has been up in our current attic for almost ten years.
It was finally time to celebrate her 21st birthday (read about it here) and open the capsule!
Some of the things we found in there:
*the outfit she came home from the hospital in and her hospital bracelet
*newspapers and magazines from the past year (a lot of it was focused on the OJ trial)
*coins from the year
*notes from family members (one from my grandmother that is so special)
*lots of photos
I'm not sure what she's opening here but it could be jewelry from her grandma.
There was a collectible Campbell Soup ornament from her grandfather.
Her first legal drink meant to be shared with her uncle (one for each).
This was a dress made by a friend who had also made her a matching one for her first birthday.
I think this one was a favorite.
You could start this tradition any year with your child or even your spouse...a wedding time capsule might be fun to open on your 25th anniversary. Darn! Now why didn't I think of that??
We "only" have six more years until Miss High School gets to open her baby time capsule!!
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