Time Capsule: Weekly Challenge #49

Past to Future: WEEKLY CHALLENGE #49

Time Capsule Ideas:

* holiday cards and letters (past and/or current)
* annual family or keepsake calendar
* one-year journal or datebook


2011 ~ Digital Layout by Melanie Ritchie

2011 ~ Digital Layout by Melanie Ritchie

A closer look at the journaling…

“2011. It has been a busy and sleepless year. A year of self-reflection; re-evaluation of goals and purpose; and motivation to improve myself. My children are everything to me. My family is everything to me. I must want to have it all because I felt this internal push to follow a dream. I couldn’t ignore my inner voice anymore. And so my journey began. Just as my son was finally sleeping through the night and I could get a good night’s sleep I decided to become a scrapbook designer. Sleep? Just an option, right? So now my days are flying by as I learn to balance the full-time parenting act and find time to design at night. My year hasn’t had huge exciting news but there has been a lot of activity and happy little moments. There of course has also been tiring and frustrating moments. Such is life! I am excited to see the good things 2012 will bring.”


Get those creative juices flowing…

*  What were the most memorable, meaningful, surprising, educational or life-changing events over the past year? Incorporate your answers into a holiday letter or scrapbook page.
*  If this project, letter or layout were your only communication with your friends and family during the year, what would you want them to know from this year?
* What are your favorite cards or messages from this year’s greetings? Combine them in a layout or album.
*  Look back at past years’ letters and reflect on what has (and hasn’t) changed.


Documenting this part of your life now may help others…

* Catch up on a year’s worth of happenings all at once.


Other ideas

*  Try letting the spouse or kids write the holiday letter this year. Or write from another perspective, ie. through your child’s eyes, your pet, or even your house, which could relate all it’s “witnessed” this year.
* Share your annual greetings in the form of a scrapbook layout sent to family and friends. You could even send an album along with it, with the promise to send future layouts.
*  Create an album just to hold the holiday cards, letters and photos you send and receive each year. Don’t forget to print out and add  any e-mailed greetings too!



Additional 2012 Design Team sample layouts for Weekly Challenge #49 may be found in this week’s Challenge Galleryif you complete this challenge yourself, please consider posting your project in the gallery as well so others may be inspired by YOU!

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