#Zuckerberg should try this! 5 Ways To Send A Future Message For Your Newborn Kid

Recently all the news feeds on Facebook where covered by the newborn daughter of Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla. The letter they wrote to their daughter was so touching that it got a lot of people drenched in tenderness. What a way to welcome a baby into this world

Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter Max into this world!For her birth, we wrote a letter to her about…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on 1 of December 2015

For this reason, I really took it upon myself to devise awesome ways to send a message to the future for your child. Imagine what your child will feel when he/she gets a little older and views this message from the past.

Amazing, right?

Let’s see which will be your best option amongst these 5:

№1 Minute of Life — video message to the future


It’s a magical service that lets you send your special minutes — video messages to a distinct point in the future. You can use the media editor on the minuteoflife.com to create your message. Just add photos, videos, or record your happy family and the newborn baby, add some text and a background song. At the end, all the files are converted into a video and you can choose a time in the future when it becomes available to be watched.

The message itself can be made private or public. Private — will be shown on your personal page that the service creates especially for you. And the public one is broadcasted on the main page of the service where several messages from users all over the world are played at intervals.

What kind of video can it be? Here are some ideas:

  • You can create a video to show the very first minutes of your baby’s life, express your feelings at these moments when you first saw your baby.
  • Or take Zuckerberg’s example and record a video few weeks before the baby’s birth, where you speak about all that you hope for your child’s future and the whole generation. It will be deeply meaningful to show this to her or him one day.

№2 — Baby’s Time Capsule

I remember as a child I created my own time capsule that was a simple paper box with a big writing on it “Do not open until 18 years”. It contained a lot of cute stuff, such as toy-dragon Danny, some clothing, newspapers, and even messages written by hand.

Nowadays we have companies that specialize in creating this kind of Time Capsules. For example, at timecapsule.com, parents can order Baby’s Time Capsule with memorabilia from the day and year of their child’s birth. This timeless keepsake is then sealed until a designated day–years in the future–when the baby is grown. This heartwarming 22-piece gift set comes with everything needed to create an absolutely unforgettable treasure.

№3 — E-mail to the future

For sending an email to your kid in the future, you will have to create a special account for your child on Gmail or any other email provider. There are a lot of services on which you can type your letter and set a precise date and time when the email will be delivered. Just try these two: Futureme or WhenSend

The good thing about it is that they are absolutely free and you can use as much as you want.

As for me, I already used this idea, even though I don’t have a child yet. Sometimes I write letters to my future kid, where I explore some life-lessons that I get with my new discoveries and conclusions from experience. I don’t want my baby to make the same mistakes as I did. So I hope this letters will be like his/her life-navigator.

№4 — Tweets to the future

Twitter lovers can use Twuffer, It allows the Twitter user to compose a list of future tweets, and schedule their release. This function is widely used in marketing, but you can also set a future tweet to your descendants.

№5 — Private online diary

Many of us had a private secret diary while growing up, hadn’t we? We used simple copybooks to save some notes about our feelings, insults, or joy. But now the modern technology makes it possible to keep an online diary with attached photos, videos, and audios. I’m sure your child will be incredibly interested to review all the moments and events from his/her unconscious life that you wrote out in such a diary. There are plenty of such services. Just look through these:

Penzu, Journalate or Diary

So tell me, which of them will you say is the best and why? For me, it’s the first service that allows the creating and sending video message with timeslots.

About the author:

Alina Rodina, blogger at vlevo.com.ua