Wednesday, December 17, 2008

WFMW: Memories in a Can

Following Shannon's lead and due the general craziness that's taking over here, I'm re-posting one of my WFMW's from earlier this year.

Two weeks from tomorrow on New Year's Eve we will be cracking open a little mini-time capsule from 2008. The last two Januarys, I went to our local Lowe's paint department and purchased a plain empty paint can with lid. During each month, we place the "memorabilia" of our recent activities in it. At the end of each month, I also glance through a month worth of photos and pick out a few, label them with a date, and add them in.

On December 31, 2007, we finished dinner, cleared the table and opened a year worth of memories! Pojke was a little small to remember all of it (given he turned one in January 2007 LOL) but Flicka remembered nearly everything!

And, the memory can is labeled with the appropriate year and stored (somewhat) more conveniently on a shelf in the basement.

Head over to Shannon's for more great WFMW ideas!


Anonymous said...

What an adorable idea! I've been telling my husband that we need some traditions!

Unknown said...

This sounds like a lovely idea. When we laid the new patio we let toots put her hands in the wet cement and every now and then she loves to go and find her handprints so I think she'll really get a kick out of this.


Anonymous said...

Thats a great idea! It would be really fun when your kids have boy/girlfriends or get married - you can bring out there memories and lovingly tease them about their cuteness!

DairyQueen said...

that is a great idea! I will have to try to remember to do that!

Jane Anne said...

This is such a neat way to celebrate the new year as a family! I love it.

Anonymous said...

I love this idea! I think I'll start one for the new year!