Friday, January 08, 2010

~ 2009/2010 Time Capsule Memory Ornaments ~

I saw this idea on the internet somewhere , but can't remember were I found it. I thought it would be a wonderful gift idea , but I wasn't sure were I could find plastic ball ornaments , so I kinda shrugged the idea to the side. About a week before Christmas , I went into the outbuilding looking for something and guess what I found , yep , plastic ball ornaments. I had bought a box lot a few years ago at a thrift store that was going out of business , it was full of Christmas stuff , including some plastic ornament balls filled with pot-pourri. So I grabbed them out of the box and brought them in house , removed the pot-pourri and washed them. I was planning to add some decoration around the top , but time slipped by to quickly and I didn't get a chance. So , I just glued a yarn hanger to the the top , these balls were perfect for the " Time Capsules " because they have a plastic cap that pops out. Anyway , the concept is to write about Christmas memories and place them in the capsule. I gave the girls one for each Grand , so they could write down memories for this past Christmas or next Christmas. I made a list of memories they may want to include in the "Time Capsule Memory Ornament "and made note that it wasn't to be opened until they turn 18 or 21 years of age. I didn't post this before Christmas because I didn't want the girls to read it on my blog , but it's a great gift idea for next Christmas , Easter or a Birthday. I think it would be great to add a special memory at their Birthday , Christmas , or every holiday in the year. Thought I would share now , as it might take time to find plastic ball ornaments , but you could recycle a small plastic bottle or use glass ornaments. I didn't want to use glass because we have so many wee ones around.

~ Warmest Blessings ~


Jeanne said...

What an absolutely wonderful idea!! :0) It would be great for any occasion!

vicki said...

JoyceAnn - Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving such a nice comment in my Knitted Birds Nest Give Away- I had no idea they would be so popular! Your offer for the link is greatly appreciated and of course you can use my pictures!
Your blog is insightful as well and I promise to visit again soon! I am so happy to be making new blogging friends!

Vicki (2 Bags Full---)

Lib said...

Wonderful idea, thanks for sharing!
Have a Great wk.end!

Piecefulafternoon said...

What a super duper idea - I must do that - I think I'll have each family member do it, and give them a date - like when they are 55, or 18, or 75 - some signicant date.

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Jeanne ~ You're right , they would be great for any occasion.

Hi Vicki ~ Thanks for dropping by and responding so quickly. I'll be posting about the giveaway next week.

Hi Lib ~ Hope your weekend is great too.

Hi JoAnn ~ That's a great idea too , hope you'll post about the " Time Capsules " when you give them.

~ Many Blessings to You All ~

Marisa said...

I love this idea and I will add it to my craft file so I don't forget it...(short memory...everything needs to be written down or it's lost) I can do it with mt daycare kids next year.

judie said...

Time capsules are a great idea Joyce Ann. And not just for Christmas or families. When I worked in Charlotte, one year we all made a "prediction" page and they were put into a capsule and buried to be opened in 20 years. Well, they had to open it sooner because of selling the business, etc. and I wasn't able to be there, but those I've kept in touch with tell me it was great fun and everyone was surprised at how many of the company predictions came true.

Lovely scene in the previous post. xoxo

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Marisa ~ Glad you dropped by , this would be a fun project for your daycare kids.

Hi Judie ~ That sounds like a fun project too. Hope all is well with you.

~ Be Blessed ~

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Thanks for this JoyceAnn. Fabulous idea. I am printing this and putting it in my craft file.

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Oh, I really like this idea!!

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Bridgett said...

This is a fantastic idea.