How To Make Your Memories Last
Have you ever just wanted a moment to last forever? We all have certain times in our lives that we want to remember again and again and to see photographs being buried in drawers and boxes is a tragedy. Your memories deserve special treatment and if you want them to last, here are a few projects to try out:
One of the best failsafe ways of preserving your memories that people have done for generations is to make a scrapbook or a diary. In it you can write about all of the things that have happened, get your friends and family to write messages in it, stick in photographs or postcards, and then wrap it all up and put it on your bookshelf. The great thing about putting your souvenirs in a book is that it doesn’t take up too much space and if you want to have a look at your memories you can easily whip it out and reminisce.
If you’re someone that doesn’t like to DIY but travels a lot, one way to make your memories last is to start a collection. Some of the most common things that people collect are bracelets, stones, coins, maps or post cards. A small collection of pretty things from all of the places you visit can make for great decoration around your bedroom. One cool thing to collect is sand from around the world. Get yourself some miniature bottles and the next time you go abroad, collect a bit of sand in the bottle. When you get back home you can leave it in the bottle or pour it into a big jar. After you’ve been to a few different places your jar will have layers of different types of sand from around the world.
Stimulate your senses
Our brains work in mysterious ways and certain smells, tastes, colours and sounds can take us back to certain memories. If you’re going on vacation and want your memories to last, a clever way to make sure you don’t forget your experience is to hack your brain so that you associate certain vacation memories with something like a song or a flavour. One way to do this is to make a special playlist of songs for your time away – in order for this to work these need to be new songs that you haven’t listened to very often.
Get your photos printed
If you want to do something extra special with your photographs you can get them professionally printed. Printing onto canvas allows you to hang up your memories around your home and put them on display. Otherwise, you can make a collage on your wall, have them printed onto mugs and coasters, or you can even print them on bags and t-shirts. There are lots of ways to turn your photographs into something special that you can look at and use over and over again.
If you listen to these songs while you’re out sightseeing or hanging around the pool, when you return home and listen to these songs they will bring back these memories. Otherwise, bring some scented candles or try some foreign food with flavours that you haven’t tasted before. The next time you come across these scents or tastes, you will be reminded of certain vacation experiences.