Big D and I have a lot of silly little things we’ve kept over the years – lucky pennies, charms found on the curb, proverbs from tea bags, and many fortunes from our Chinese takeout days. When we were first married, we taught music lessons until 9 o’clock every night. Too tired to cook, Chinese food was in heavy rotation. Nowadays we’re more likely to cook it at home. (“We can make that” is a common expression in our house.)
I have “displayed” these fortunes several different ways over the years, but this is my favorite. These photos are framed in our dining room.
You could do this with any group of mementos and souvenirs – dried flowers, jewelry, movie and concert stubs, programs, and even love letters. Or maybe you had a collection as a child – baseball cards, Precious Moments figures, army men, or teddy bears. Take photos and hang them in your child’s room.