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Old 02-20-2009, 06:16 PM   #1
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DD's Time Capsule for 1st birthday...wwy put in there?

For my dd's 1st birthday, I am putting together a "time capsule" that she'll get later in life (thinking 18th b-day). I've asked friends and family, instead of gifts, to feel free to give something to add to her time capsule box, hopefully they contribute some good stuff. I've got pics, of her, of me and dh as kids, a great book "Someday" by Alison Meghee and Peter Reynolds, and a written note with some thoughts and advice.

The idea is that I will add to this in years to come, but for now, what else?

But you guys are creative, what else would you include? TIA

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cool! I have a hope chest so I just put stuff in there as I go

newspaper from birth date or important events of past year?

lock of hair tied in bow?

current stamp?

important outfit?

first cloth diaper?

hospital clothes?

baby bracelet she wore?

dedication/baptism items or clothing?

special letter from mommy to daughter for important future dates such as 1st day of school, sweet 16, high school/college graduation, wedding day?
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PS she looks so perfect, she is what they would model a reborn doll after lol
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i have a box for each of my girls with their first cloth diaper, coming home outfit, footprint and nb bracelet. older dd's box also has her birthday hats i made her(1st and 2nd) and her first birthday dress. younger dd's birthday hat and dress will go in hers in a month.
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I love the cloth diaper idea! I do have a baby box for both my kids with these other baby things (hospital bracelet, hair, even the umbilical cord-kinda gross, but I couldn't throw it away, I can just see my kids in future years saying "You have issues mom, you kept our umbilical cord scabs") but I think I'm keeping that mostly for me, I also keep a once in a while journal with important stuff they did at what age, their growth, our family life at the time, etc. again, mostly for me.

I love the idea of letters for her written for specific days-sweet 16, college grad, wedding, birth of her 1st baby (better be in that order!!) lol.

Jubilee-your too sweet, thanks for saying so!
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What about hand print and foot print?

Lock of hair
one of her diapers...cd or sposie
a homemade family tree
baby socks
notes from other family members (maybe do this at the party)
a group picture of everyone at her first birthday
special notes from grandparents
maybe a dvd with video of her on there
a cd with some favorite songs
special stuffed animal
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Re: DD's Time Capsule for 1st birthday...wwy put in there?

great idea!!! I am so jealous and hoping I remember to use this for dd's 2nd birthday. You know, she really does look like a reborn. The other ladies had some great ideas.....I can't even think of another to add.....maybe a hat or one of her hair things?
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What about adding one of the pregnancy books you read while you were pregnant with her?
Maybe add some of her party decorations like a napkin or something if you had a certain theme.
How about adding a savings bond?
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Re: DD's Time Capsule for 1st birthday...wwy put in there?

I love the party hat ideas, thanks mamas! I will have to get a hand/foot print too.

I just got a photo album that you can record your voice next to each picture, so I am planning on taking a photo of everyone at the party and having them record a voice message next to their photo slot.

Keep 'em coming-loving these ideas!
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