For every family vacation we have taken, we always try to have something tangible in our home that represents the experience. A photograph, shell, rock or other object may seem insignificant, but for us looking at these objects takes us back to the moment.
Having these mementos displayed throughout our home tells the story of our adventurous experiences together and the time we fully dedicated to celebrate being a family. Nothing is more important to me.
As mentioned earlier this week, this last family trip we took to Mexico was amazing, but came with a bit of devastation. When I went to load the hundreds of photos I took of everybody and everything, only three showed up. Thank goodness my son snapped a bunch on his iPhone or we’d have nothing. Even better news is that he captured a couple amazing shots that I plan on displaying somewhere very soon.
Next week I’ll be sharing some of the ways we have memories from our vacations on display throughout our home. I’ll also show you what I have in store for those recent iPhone photos from Mexico. Until then, I thought I’d show you some of my favorite ideas I’ve come across that I believe are both clever and stylish.
This vacation photo keeper is not only decorative, but functional as well.
I just love these vacation memory jars that hold anything from photos to admission tickets to trinkets. They look stunning grouped together.
Erin from Meadow Lake Road came up with the idea to display shells they collected on various trips in a shadow box hung alongside family photos and other gallery wall items.
This beach shadow box and glass canister filled with sand and shells are also very lovely.
This collection of framed maps is brilliant, injecting a pop of color, as well as serving a reminder of where your travels have taken you.
What are some of your favorite ways for displaying vacation keepsakes? Do you collect anything in particular on your travels?
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Enjoy your weekend!