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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