Frugal Vacation Souvenirs

Vacation season is almost here, and as we all know, vacations are expensive.

One way you can trim a little is on souvenirs.  Here’s an easy and fun souvenir that won’t squeeze your wallet too much.

Frugal Vacation Souvenirs

Each place you visit, let your child choose a postcard of a scene depicting something they enjoyed.  Then write (or have your child write, if she’s old enough) the date and some notes on the back of the card. Include things that your child enjoyed about the place visited, or maybe a few interesting facts about the location

When you get home, punch a hole in the top left corner, and put the cards onto a 1″ metal ring.

Voila!  You have an instant souvenir book.  I can’t tell you how often I have found my girls perusing their “vacation rings.”

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9 thoughts on “Frugal Vacation Souvenirs

  1. Great idea! We collect postcards as souvenirs, too (in fact, I blogged about it last week), but I like the idea of attaching them to a metal ring.

  2. My kids have a bunch of postcard from places we’ve been floating all around….now I will use rings to keep them all together. Excellent idea – thanks!

  3. I collected post cards as a little girl. I am sure most burned in my folks’ housefire in 1969.

  4. I collected postcards as a little girl, too. I had a box of postcards from around the world; anytime someone my parents knew travelled, they’d have them send me a card. It was fun to receive mail, and made for a really nice teaching tool! We’d look up the country or city on the map, talk about the culture, language, food, etc. I have fond memories of the postcard collecting! I started when I was 4 and I’m looking forward to this tradition with my little boy, who is turning 4 in September.

  5. Love this idea! I’ve thought of postcards before, but not the simple hole-punched idea… perfect for little hands! I scrapbook and tend to make everything more complicated than it needs to be… thinking of layouts and books to put those postcards in. This makes much more sense! 🙂

    My WFMW post today is just a common-sense tip about using those free reusable shopping bags. You can check it out HERE if you’d like!

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  7. Excellent idea!!! When my friend Kris was visiting years and years ago with her then barely two year old son, we made him a similar souvenir with large index cards, a glue stick, photos we’d taken so far on their visit printed on regular paper, some laminating sheets and a ring. I had it all on hand so we didn’t even have to hit the store. He LOVED that thing for years.

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