Bottle up those vacation memories!
It was probably almost 20 years ago now that our sand collection was born. My mom went with my dad on a work trip to Bermuda and wanted a way to show her kids the beautiful pink sand from a place that completely stole her heart. After that, she just started bringing sand home from all of the beaches she had visited. Now that she’s gone, my siblings and I have the sand from her travels, as well as collections of our own.
The sand below is all from my honeymoon and a cruise we took as a family not long before my mom’s passing. PRECIOUS MEMORIES!
…Lava Butte in Bend, Oregon and Zion National Park. As a general rule, I try to take my “souvenirs” from just outside the park so there’s no issues and it’s the same stuff right outside the boundaries as it is inside. And these are adorable 99 cent spice jars from World Market — perfect for smaller treasures, or in my case, the start of my little one’s collection. Zion was her first real camping trip and this jar of red sand is one of her most prized and talked-about possessions.
My driftwood is sitting in a dollar store candle holder and the tall jar is another one from World Market, and I think I paid less than $5.00.
Do you have a special way of collecting treasures from your vacations?