Precious Keepsakes: Giving A Time Capsule As A Baby Shower Gift
One of your closest friends is pregnant and she’s going to have a baby shower to celebrate the arrival of the blessing given to her. For any eager parent, this is definitely one of the most enjoyable and memorable events in their lives. They get to celebrate with their closest relatives and friends, and receive gifts they can use for their soon-to-come baby.
As tradition goes, you need to buy a baby shower gift for the child. It should be something practical and useful, something the parents can use and appreciate. Clothes, toys and feeding products are some of the more readily useable gifts. Even so, these types of presents are too common. The other guests will probably be giving these items. What you want to give is something the parents and the child will find memorable, something that won’t easily be destroyed, and something that child can appreciate even when he or she has grown up. If this is what you’re after, why don’t you a give them a baby time capsule?
A time capsule is a creative and unique gift any parent can appreciate. It serves as a beautiful reminder of when the child was born. A baby time capsule is a tin can or a box containing various special baby things and memorabilia during the era of the child’s birth. It’s sealed and kept by the parents. When the child grows up and turns a particular age (usually 18), he or she can open the capsule.
You can put a lot of things inside the baby time capsule. Music and videos, stuffed animals and baby toys (see The Guide To Baby Toys), a lock of the child’s hair, favorite baby clothes and photos are several popular examples placed in these containers. If you want, you can also put in books which you’d like the child to read when he or she grows up.
You can also ask the other baby shower guests and the parents to contribute to the time capsule. Make them write short messages and advice on some stationery and then place them in the capsule. Polaroid photos of the shower can also be included.
A baby time capsule is the perfect solution if you’re looking for a sweet, unique and memorable gift. When the baby turns into a grownup, they’ll certainly remember you when they open this precious keepsake. For more ideas on baby shower gifts, read Baby Shower Ideas.