Going on vacation is amazing, right? There’s nothing better than getting some time away from reality and relaxing or adventuring with the ones you love. But then you come home and those memories start to fade. Awful, right? Well, I’ve scrounged up a few fun and creative ways for you to keep those special memories alive. Let’s take a look at nine creative ways to document your travel memories.
ONE | Let’s try some cross stitching.
This Etsy Shop provides you with templates from all over the globe. You can choose from London, Paris, New York, and Sydney just to name a few. You can pick them up for 6 dollars a piece or a three-pack bundle for 15 dollars. You could also check out this cross stitch map of the United States!
TWO | Watercolor Photo
Turn a beautiful picture from your trip into an amazing watercolor photo for a gallery wall. You can achieve this by purchasing the Waterlogue app for the cheap price of $ 2.99. Check out this article on how to use the app.
THREE | Decorative Document Pillow
Save the ticket stub from your favorite concert, or the boarding pass for a flight with your friends. Turn those tiny little pieces of paper into forever memories that you incorporate in your everyday life. You can check out the full tutorial over on A Beautiful Mess!
FOUR | Customize a set of coasters.
If you’re like me then you use coaster everyday so what better way to incorporate a wonderful memory into your everyday life. Plus, they’ll be a great conversation piece when you have people over to your house. I am sure you can find a tutorial online or order pick from a few different sets on Uncommon Goods. They would be a great gift for family members as well. (i.e. I made a set for my father of a trip of ours from my childhood.)
FIVE | City Glass Map
I love these, they are the coolest and most creative piece of mention, in my opinion. I have gotten countless ones for myself and even got one for my sister when she moved away from home to pursue her veterinary degree.
SIX | Custom Map
There are so many custom maps that you can invest in. Personally, I have the scratch off map in my office but I also really love the National Park map as well. You should also check out this stamp map as well! I suggest putting it in your office over your desk so that a little piece of your precious memories are there for you to look at throughout the work day.
SEVEN | Make a custom photo book.
You can do a photo book for your year of travels or just a specific trip that meant a lot to you. These are also affordable and thoughtful gifts for friends and family members. If you want to make more than a photo book you can also choose from a custom calendar, a canvas or even a poster.
EIGHT | Travel Journal
Get this awesome scratch off travel journal to customize for each trip you make. I ordered a few for my upcoming trips this year.
NINE | Collect a specific souvenir on each trip.
For example, Edward and I pick up a magnet on each trip that we go on. As of now, these magnets sit on the face on my fridge and take me back in time each time I see them.