My Grandma recently had a birthday and I wanted to send her something special. She has enough knick knacks and photos of us (she subscribes to our family blog and gets all of the updates :) I thought she might like a little nostalgia this year. So I decided to make her a gift that centers around the year she was born!
I had this tin in my craft closet for awhile. I used to use it in my kitchen decor, but haven't for awhile. It has The Saturday Evening Post picture on it. An issue in 1922. Perfect for the era I was going for! And just the right size for everything I collected to put in it.
I created a "Remember When" book for her by going to DMarie Time Capsules and inputting her birthday. Then I copied and pasted the information into a word document, found a bunch of pictures of the time period on google images, put it all together, and laminated it.
My mom told me a couple of her favorite songs, so I made her a CD with them. The photo on the front is her! She grew up on a farm in Boulder, Utah.
I collected items from the time period. Did you know that Kool-aid, Scotch Tape and Band-aids were all invented in the 1920s and early 30s? I didn't until I made this gift! I attached descriptions, time frames and facts to each item. It was fun reading through them!
I found some vintage candies at the Cracker Barrel Store and the others were from a grocery store. MOST all of the chocolate candy bars that are around today, came out in the 1920s. I picked a couple of favorites and one that I hadn't tried before like this marshmallow one. Doesn't look appetizing, but it is classic of the era so I think she will remember it.
My grandma has an incredible long-term memory. She can whip out dates of events faster than anyone I know and remembers stories of her childhood....86 years ago with vivid details. She is amazing. I think she will have fun going through this gift, and it was so much fun to put together that I think I will make one for Derrick's grandmother on her birthday next month!