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We Rely On Our Memories Way Too Much

Nov 30, 2007
Anyone who has a child will tell you that watching the growth of their child happens so fast it becomes a blur. One minute your baby is born and the next minute you are getting ready for your child's first day in school. With one precious moment flying by another, it's important to capture as many important moments as possible. That's why a baby time capsule is a great way to help you keep a collection of items that will capture all the wonderful memories for you and your child in the future.

My wife and I kept a baby time capsule for our daughter during her most memorable time, the first year. We collected various objects while my wife was pregnant and others were collected throughout the first twelve months after her birth. Looking back on things, one of the last items I can remember that we added to the baby time capsule was a cute little ducky outfit that our daughter had outgrown so quickly.

I recently opened the time capsule and I couldn't believe how many precious items I forgot about in so little time. It was our daughter's eighteenth month when I opened the memory box and I have to admit that we got a little sentimental over the items that were collected in the past.

One amazing thing I wondered was how on earth I could forget about her favorite toy that she played with every day or the hat she wore until it had so many holes, it turned into a visor. Items that held such value and importance back then were placed in the time capsule to preserve their significance. How could these things be forgotten so easily?

After experiencing how easy it was to forget about the items that we saved, we came up with a great idea and decided to take the process one step further. Not only do we have our daughter's time capsule from her first year, but we also added some special notes to each object to make each memory more meaningful. That way you can be sure you won't forget any details about the items you choose to keep.

One of the most overlooked reasons for keeping a time capsule is that it's also a great way to share the memories of our daughter's first year after she is married and ready to start her own family. We thought it would be neat to save her capsule to open when she has her first child. It will be the perfect thing to share during her baby shower.

I can't think of anything that brought my wife and I more happiness than having our daughter. Creating the time capsule has been an absolute joy for our entire family. That's why we eventually plan on sharing the same special moments we captured over time with her. It's so easy to get caught up in daily life so don't forget to take a few moments to save the most important items of you child's life.
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