This week there is a backwards theme at the Works for Me Wednesday Headquarters. The idea is that I am to ask a question and my readers are to answer it.
I am so thrilled with a New Year's tradition that I started last year that I wanted to share it. It is not only working for me, it is creating treasures for me for years to come.
The tradition we started last year is a Family Time Capsule.
We created a 2008 Time Capsule on New Year's Day. Each family member got 3 squares of paper for the project. One paper was for drawing a picture (of themselves, if possible). Another paper was for answering questions.
The questions were:
1. What was your favorite Christmas present?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. What is your favorite desert?
5. What is your favorite toy?
6. What is your favorite thing to do (besides video games)?
The final paper was a wild card. Each person could do whatever they wanted with that paper.
This year, the kids were really excited when I opened up the 2008 Time Capsule. My husband and I took turns reading last year's answers.
Everyone was excited about creating the 2009 Time Capsule.
My daughter got to color the numbers.
We carefully decided on the answers to the questions (we used the same ones as last year).
We worked really hard drawing the pictures.
My princess tried to trace her hand.
Daddy helped create a 2nd hand tracing.
We were excited about each other's pictures.
Momma and Daddy took time to complete their papers (unlike last year when we never got around to it).
The whole family enjoyed putting together the Owen 2009 Time Capsule.
It is being "buried" with our Christmas gifts. We will open it New Year's Eve or Day of 2011.
By the way, I don't think it is too late to do this for 2009. It is such a fun family activity.
Now for my question: Do you have any Family New Year's Traditions?