How To Create Digital Time Capsules For Your Children

by Susan

Do you ever imagine what you want to say to your children when they reach those special milestones? 16th birthday… Graduating High School… Wedding Day… First Baby…

I do. So I’m excited to share with you a brilliant idea from – Creating Digital Time Capsules! We created this post as part of a promotional campaign, but my love for this idea is all my own.

How to Create Digital Time Capsules

I sometimes imagine what stories I’d want to tell my children in the future about the moments we’re living right now. But as weeks, months and years pass, I will likely forget what I want to say.

Life as a mother moves so fast and as our children grow and change it’s almost impossible to remember what we were thinking and feeling at different stages.

I wonder if I’ll be there when my daughter is changing her baby’s diapers and struggling with sleep deprivation. I want to be able to share my stories of laughter and tears and the lessons I learned as a new mom. But even if I am nearby, chances are high, I’ll have forgotten what it was really like.

So, I’m going to start making Digital Time Capsules for my girls.

Using the website you can create “digital time capsules” and include messages and videos for your children to open in the future.


Can you imagine sharing your special, private messages of what you’re learning as a new mom and having them delivered to your daughter when she has her own baby?

And it doesn’t have to be so far into the future… you could save special messages for your children to open at any time… tomorrow, next week, their next birthday or when they graduate from high school.

As we grow and learn from parenting, our own memories, thoughts and perspectives change. So capture what you’re thinking right now and save it in a Digital Time Capsule that will be automatically delivered when the time is right.

Get started with LegacyBuilder and start building your family’s present and future story right now.

More About Legacy Builder

LegacyBuilder is a different type of photo and video sharing site… It’s made for you to share with only those you love.

We’ve posted a couple times already about the site. You can read our previous posts at:

This unique websites allows you to connect with your family, privately share your memories and build your family story. You can start your children’s stories for them, and then pass their stories on to them when they’re old enough to continue on their own.

It’s so simple… you can easily import all your photos and videos from your computer and from sites like Facebook, Flickr and Instagram. I got my account set up and loaded hundreds of photos in only a few minutes.

Get A Lifetime Premium Account for FREE

If you sign up right now, LegacyBuilder is FREE! All you have to do is visit THIS LINK and use the promo code 5MINMOM2 and you will get a free lifetime premium account.

Disclosure: We are working on a sponsored campaign with LegacyBuilder.

Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kristin January 22, 2014 at 2:58 pm

I absolutely love this idea! And it would be cool for us mamas to watch in the future too! I know I already miss the baby period and to be able to go back and revisit it would be amazing.


2 Tricia January 23, 2014 at 9:31 am

What a great idea for the generations to come. I love this idea… Thanks for the amazing offer.


3 Suzanne Bastien January 23, 2014 at 12:24 pm

My husband was reading an article the other day that said Facebook will be phased out in the next 2 years. I panicked, what about all my photos? What about all the events we had when the kids were little? I am putting them all over on Thank you for the lifetime code!!


4 Deborah January 23, 2014 at 9:34 pm

I created a gmail account for my daughter when I realized I had so much more to share with her than my baby book has space for. When she does something notable for the first time or there’s an event I want remembered, I add it to her google calendar. Videos, pictures, stories, and fun one-liners are emailed to her (and me, of course) for future viewing. However, I haven’t yet figured out how to best organizer present it all to her.
It sounds like legacy builder is a more organized and aesthetically pleasing way of doing what I’ve already been doing. And since you’re offering it for free, I’ll happily try it out! Thanks!


5 Nolie January 24, 2014 at 11:31 pm

I LOVE this. Totally going to sign up right now.


6 PixilyFrame February 6, 2014 at 10:31 am

This is a great idea! We’ll be sharing this with all of our users!


7 Marcie Norton May 14, 2014 at 5:39 pm

I just love what Legacy Builder is all about. This is a great idea to pass on advice, tips, and funny stories to your family members and friends in the future. What a great idea. You can also buy a decorative and artistic Baby Time Capsule or Wedding Time Capsule from

Thank you for sharing this information to those of us who want to leave a legacy in the world for others.

Marcie Norton
The Original Time Capsule Co.


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