Collecting scrapbooking souvenirs while on vacation is the best way to plan your travel scrapbook and still keep costs low. Keep souvenirs in mind while packing for your trip. I like to pack a couple pocket folders and Ziploc baggies.
Always keep your eyes open for possible souvenirs while on your trip.
8 Items to Collect on Your Next Vacation:
1. Sand – I’d suggest using a baggie or empty film canister to preserve the sand from your beach vacation. Once you are home you can put a small baggie of it in your scrapbook. All sand is so unique, it serves as a great item of memorabilia.
2. Restaurant Menu’s – If you want to save some of those memories of dining out while on vacation, collect some paper menu’s to go alongside those Instagram pics!
3. Coasters – Paper or cork coasters make great photo mats for your scrapbook layout as they add dimension and texture.
4. Hotel Room Keys – Keep those keys! They fit easily in little pockets and most hotels will let you keep them if you ask, as they are just thrown away when you leave.
5. Travel Brochures – If you take any planned excursions or guided trips the travel brochure that comes along with it can be a great way to memorialize your itinerary.
6. Maps – These are found everywhere from museums you visit, to subway maps, to tourist maps of the city. They make for very interesting backgrounds or mats for photos. You can also put little tags on all of the places you’ve visited on your trip!
7. Hotel Goodies – From stationary to magnets, these small items left in the room for you are great little souvenirs.
8. Ticket Stubs – A scrapbooking essential. Always keep movie, show, theatre ticket stubs. Plane and train stubs are great too. One of my favorite ways to start and end a trip scrapbook is with the arrival and departure plane tickets.