While it’s certainly nice to pick up a souvenir trinket or two or a t-shirt that’s emblazoned with the name of your destination, while you’re away on holiday, there’s a trio of much more interesting and unique ways to preserve the happy memories of your getaway. Stylish and luxurious travel photo albums are timeless keepsakes that you can revisit and enjoy over and over again. They’re also the perfect travel themed companions for journals and memory boxes.
If you’re about to embark on a voyage, check out our top 3 creative ways to preserve your memories…
Create A Themed Photo Album
Virtually anyone can put together a collection of holiday snaps in a photo book to share with family and friends. However if you want to impress everyone, it’s worth taking a little time and putting in some extra effort to create a wow factor travel themed photo album.
Travel photo albums that boast a charming scrapbook quality evoke emotions and bring happy memories back to life, with all the finer details included. In the pages of your luxury photo album, there’s plenty of space for you to arrange your favourite holiday snaps and panoramic shots of your once-in-a-lifetime escape.
A traditional style hardcover photo book that’s reserved for your travel photography can include printed images with comments, captions and anecdotes, and additional paper mementos like airline tickets, postcards and maps.
To enhance your travel photo display, opt for an elegant and modern layflat photo book that allows you to present your stunning snaps seamlessly across double page spreads. The striking magazine style format will make your favourite photos look like a special feature that everyone wants to browse at leisure.
If you’re an avid traveller, give your best photos maximum viewing potential by displaying them in a collection of themed photo books. Choose your favourite image for the cover and complement it with a suitable title that sparks the imagination and tempts viewers to pick it up.
Keep A Travel Journal
Rather like a personal diary, a travel journal is a special book that provides space for you to write your thoughts, feelings, experiences and memories. While it’s traditional to use a book format to reflect on travel escapades and adventures, you can also capture the memories in a blog or vlog, or in a photo book that shows off stunning travel photography that’s accompanied by handwritten notes.
A travel journal encourages you to document the details of your experience, including a description of the destination you’ve visited, an itinerary of day trips and events, the sights and food that you’ve enjoyed, and information about new people you’ve met.
Adding photo postcards is a great way to preserve your travel memories. Craft your own postcards by picking your favourite travel photo album snaps and customising them with striking layouts. Personalise your designs with creative elements, like colour themes, fonts, icons and stickers.
A versatile travel journal can be used to plan your holiday, to write about your expectations of the break, or to write a reflective record of your travel journey. You can also plan upcoming trips in your journal, or create a travel bucket list that you can tick off when completed.
To make travel journalling more fun, choose a journal that feels good in your hands and that has a beautiful cover design. Alternatively, you can pimp a plain cover and add the travel themed embellishments of your choice.
Make A Travel Memory Box
A memory box is a special container that’s filled with objects that are personal and meaningful to you. You can use a traditional style lidded box or a glass fronted shadow box/display case picture frame to create a memory box that’s travel themed and unique.
If you want to keep your travel mementos in a luxury memory box, it’s worth going bespoke. A gorgeous handmade travel memory box will transform your collection of souvenirs and snaps into a priceless work of art, and also become a lasting legacy to pass down through generations of your family.
A personalised wooden box is an excellent keepsake in which to store and preserve souvenirs of your travel adventures. You can fill it up with an assortment of small items like beach pebbles and shells, pressed flowers, paper mementos such as tickets, receipts and maps, and other things that you’ve collected on your travels. If you want to include some sand, buy a tiny bottle and pack it in your luggage, so that you can fill it up on holiday and add it to your memory box collection when you get home.
Leaflets of places and attractions that you’ve visited definitely belong inside a travel memory box. As too do photos of stunning scenery, and of you and your partner, family or friends having fun. Resist the temptation to fill up the box with a stash of your favourite photographs. Include only one or two of the best shots, as otherwise there won’t be room for much else.
You can also add coins and paper currency, and an itinerary that jogs the memory of all the activities that you enjoyed on your break.
And don’t forget that a memory box also makes an excellent companion for stylish and luxurious travel photo albums that unashamedly show off many of your happiest life experiences. Keep them side-by-side on the coffee table so that everyone can enjoy a unique viewing experience.