Lately I have been wondering if I am creating and upholding enough traditions to pass along to my children. I have this thing with passing something down throughout the generations. So as the new year began, so did a new family tradition. We now have a yearly time capsule. It started on the first of the year and on December 31st of this year we are going to crack that baby open and read all the events that took place throughout 2013.
It was a craft project that literally took me 5 minutes to make! I love mason jars and cannot get enough of them. Also, I have a ton of scrapbooking supplies. I combined the two to create our time capsule. I added a small card stock box to the jar to hold slips of paper and a pen. Instead of the metal lid I cut a piece of card stock into a circle, cut out a hole and screwed the metal rim over it. Just for fun I wrote out the directions and tied them to the jar with a piece of raffia ribbon.
The beginning of the following year I'm going to add them to our family scrapbook and start a fresh time capsule.