Love this idea! Get an email address for your kids when they are born and over the years send them emails, pictures, memories, etc. Then on their birthday, give them the password! Absolutely going to do this someday!
Neat and tidy: Install a coat hook low down on the floor in your hall and hang your trainers and shoes from it to keep life organised. Especially good for wet and muddy shoes. maybe even mount one outside the door on that porch.