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Scrapbook Scribbles 17 – Ephemera

What??  What is “Ephemera”?

e·phem·er·a [ih-fem-er-uh] – a class of collectable items not originally intended to last for more than a short time, such as tickets, posters, postcards, or labels.

Do you like to save your concert or movie tickets?  Do you save little shells from your trip to the beach?  A little vile of sand?  A napkin from a wedding or event?  A pressed flower from a special corsage or bouquet?  Do you want a safe place to keep these little mementos? Put them in your scrapbooks.

Make a whole lay-out around them or add them to a vacation themed scrapbook.  If items are too large or bulky for a scrapbook format or too heavy for a page, either photograph the item and put it on the page, or preserve the memory in a shadow box and decorate and even add journaling just like you would a flat scrapbook page.

These items can be the “center of attention” on a layout or merely a source of embellishment that further enhances your photos and story.

Those items don’t have to be banished to a dark box on a shelf in the closet or garage, just display them and revisit that time and place.

So, go ahead and save those little trinkets in a special little box, but just remember to use them to help tell a paragraph or chapter in the story of your life and the world around you.

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