What is a Time Capsule?

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Learning what is a Time Capsule

Do you ever wish to stop time? Or time travel back to your favourite period in your life? No, I’m not talking about unlocking some magical superpower. I’m talking about Time Capsules.

Well, what exactly is a Time Capsule? A Time Capsule is almost like a “historical cache” filled with pictures, information, and various other items that capture what life used to be like at that particular time. You or your future generations can open the time capsule and witness how fragments of life can remain frozen in a box.

How to Make Your Time Capsule?

Well, to create your time capsule, there are some things that you need to keep in mind. Your primary aim with the time capsule is to make sure that it lasts for multiple years without damage. 

All About The Right Containers and Storage

This is our first step, an appropriate container. Since most of us are making time capsules for ourselves and probably our friends and family, we can have a variety of choices in containers. You will have to select your container based on where you intend to keep this time capsule. Do you want to keep the time capsule indoors? or do you want to store it outdoors? By outdoor people usually refer to their backyards or garden.

Indoor Time Capsule

For an indoor time capsule, you have a plethora of options. Since you are going to store it at your house, you do not have to worry if the box will survive or not. You can use anything from a shoebox, plastic storage container, to even a glass jar will do the task. You can DIY it and put a bit of a personal touch to it as well. Make sure that whichever box you decide to use has a functional lid or something similar. The reason for a proper lid is to avoid dust, dirt, or even bugs from entering the time capsule.

An important thing to keep in mind is the storage location of the box. Do not keep it where your pets or children can easily discover it. Attics, basements and garages are options to hide your time capsule.

Outdoor Time Capsule

If you want to store it outside and then dig it up years later, you have to select your box carefully to make sure that the box survives in the first place. I will agree that uncovering an outdoor time capsule gives everyone a chance to feel like an archaeologist, but weather, climate change, construction or even tree roots can ruin your time capsule. Weather and natural wear and tear can cause rust, fungus, decomposition, etc. Because of climate change, some places can face more storms, floods and other calamities. Even if these two factors are ideal and are not causing an issue, you must remember where you will bury the time capsule to avoid ant trees or construction that will make retrieving the time capsule nearly impossible.

Stainless steel containers make the ideal outdoor time capsule. Any form of cans, such as coffee cans, popcorn cans, or even commercially available ones, is a good choice. Make sure that the interior of the can remains dry. Try wrapping it in something before putting it in the metal container that will provide you with an extra level of protection.

Time capsules are a fun way to reminisce. Remember the good old days or even see how your parents or grandparents used to be when they were young. But are you worried that you won’t be able to have a time capsule of your own? Maybe you travel and move around a lot, and carrying a time capsule with you is impractical. Maybe you live in a flat in the concrete jungle where your building manager won’t allow you to dig up anything.

Now, in this day and age, you don’t have to dig up dirt or find a shoebox to store a few pictures for your time capsule, especially when digital time capsules are so much easier and hassle-free.

With the Clocr Time Capsule, pass on your stories, memories, and heartfelt apologies. Share your experiences, elaborate on your wishes, write about your hopes and dreams—whatever you’d like your loved ones to read.

Inscribe whenever the mood strikes, share with whoever you choose, release when the time is right.