Today’s traveler is looking for something more than the typical souvenir t-shirt as a memento of their trip. Just like you, they want something unique that reflects their own personal taste. Use the following ideas to create your own one-of-a-kind treasures.
Your typical snapshots are special, but if you want a truly wonderful way to remember your vacation, hire a photographer. Have them come to your resort for a photo session. Ask when you book your room if there is anyone they recommend. Many places have a resort photographer willing to take personal portraits. You will also find that theme parks like Walt Disney World have professional photographers strolling through the parks that can take some pretty amazing photos for you.
Scrapbooks can keep the entire family busy during the trip as well as when you get home. Have everyone look for items they can add to the scrapbook. Keep ticket stubs, park maps, and brochures to use as background pages. Once the trip is over, you will all enjoy sharing your contributions as you put the book together and reminisce about all you saw and did while traveling.
Start a Collection
Collect something while traveling that will remind you of where you spent your vacation. If you are staying at a beach, gather shells. When walking through the woods, gather tiny pinecones. Be creative, and use your imagination. Just make sure you are not breaking any rules when doing so. When you get home you can place them in a glass vase or bowl for display. Even pebbles from a creek can become a beautiful souvenir. Take it one step further by adding a strand of lights.
Whether you have professional pictures taken, create a scrapbook, or start a collection, you will come home with a unique souvenir that your family will treasure forever. Each time you look at it, you will be instantly transported back to that wonderful time and place.