Creative Ways to Keep Treasures New & Old
I know it has been a while since my last post, but I got a bit of inspiration via a Facebook comment, (Thanks, Sherry!) , so I thought the perfect way to answer her question was through a post. I hope you find my tips helpful, too.
As loved ones pass in and out of our lives, memorabilia (and beautiful memories) is accumulated. But, what do we do with all of those little keepsakes? Package them up and stick them in the attic? Or set them in a chest rarely to be seen again? I say “Absolutely Not!” Those keepsakes should be displayed in a way that preserves the memory, yet keeps it visible for all to enjoy. Below are a few of my tips for creative ways to keep your little treasures:
Cards & Such – Do you have special cards (birthday cards, love letters, recipe cards, tickets, postcards, etc.) from a loved one that you can’t part with? I suggest framing them and creating a collage wall or simply place them on bookshelves or in another special place.
Clothing or Blankets – Clothing and blankets are also kind of hard to give up sometimes, especially when they remind you of your child when he was a baby. Instead of getting rid of them or packing them into a plastic storage container, choose a few of your favorite pieces and get creative!! Check out the pics below.
Books and Bibles – In my opinion, there is nothing like reading a good, old book. There is something about the feel of the pages and the scent of the old paper that makes it so wonderful to me. With that said, I often run across others who feel the same way about old books, especially Bibles, that were previously owned by a loved one. Below are my suggestions on displaying old books and bibles.
Jewelry – When my grandmother passed away she left me all of her jewelry. Some of it was great, timeless necklaces, but there were also rings that were too big for me. Some of them I got sized to fit my finger, and some of them were recreated into stud earrings. I always suggest trying whatever you can so that you may be able to wear the items yourself, but if that doesn’t work for you and you simply want to hold onto the pieces in their original form, below are a few suggestions.
I hope this sparks some inspiration for you!!
Have you done something creative with your keepsakes recently? Please share!
Thanks for reading!
Erin Sharplin Love
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