Today is typically product review day but instead I want to talk about souvenirs you buy when on vacation. (After all they are products too). Graduations and school being out for the kids is upon us and with that often comes travel.
Let me ask you—have the souvenirs you have purchased in the past become dust collectors or clutter? There are certain things we just have to buy. (For instance; nesting dolls if you are in Russia or sea shells from the coast, etc).
In the moment when we are looking in the shops for things to buy I recommend thinking ahead to where you will use it and do you absolutely love it. Also consider what you are buying for others. Will it be a burden to them or will they love it. If they have a collection of something and you add to that it is probably a good bet that will be a treasured souvenir to them.
My souvenirs are my photo albums, a patch from the area that I immediately put on my “travel/memory” quilt, post cards that go in my albums and a charm for my charm bracelet.
It is fun to have something to look for as you wander in and out of shops—I’m just saying give souvenirs serious thought about them becoming clutter or not. What do you buy for souvenirs? What is the best souvenir you have ever received?
Did you know today is Flag Day in the United States? I love all the flags displayed everywhere on this day—how about you?