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:
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.
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 | Get crafty and make a plush pillow! Save those concert tickets, special flight tickets, anything really and use them to create great memories. The tutorial is on A Beautiful Mess, check it out here.
FOUR | Customize a set of coasters. I am sure you can find a tutorial online or order a set here. 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 |Scratch Globe: get a stand and place it on your desk at work. A little piece of your precious memories to help get through another work day.
SEVEN | Photo Book: Montage is currently offering 30% off all photo books. They are a great way to make a personal and long-lasting memory. Plus, they are great gifts. I made one for my husband with photos from our honeymoon.
EIGHT |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.