A memento is a powerful thing, provided it is utilized or appreciated in its right context. A memento may be something you pass down such as a family heirloom, or a product of a time you wish to remember. A memento can be something small and cheap, or something large and expensive, and vice versa. One person’s memento may seem like junk to another, while someone in possession of a memento may struggle to appreciate it as much as someone else might.
This is where finding the power of a beautiful memento can help you make better gifting choices, allow you to consider your purchases more appropriately, or to steward and care for belongings gained through certain experiences in your life. This article will be a celebration of mementos in three different formats. We hope this can help you better identify when a beautiful memento is worth curating, or perhaps how you can make better gifting decisions. As far as that’s concerned, we would warmly recommend some of the following insights to that end:
A memento can serve as a wonderful heirloom should you let it. It can be a great example of a time in your life you wish to remember. For example, a watch handed down from a grandfather, sourced from a French shop he purchased from during one of the military campaigns, you can see how this item would hold sentimental and personal value. A memento, well maintained, can pass down generations, and allow for the story of a family to be preserved. No matter what this means to you, the significance is usually valid.
Historical Or Cultural Relevance
A memento with historical or cultural relevance can also be an amazing thing to consider, or sometimes even a rare item that shows dedication to a craft. For example, Whaler’s Locker provides a range of astonishing items such as Megalodon teeth and fossil jewelry that can bring much more interest to their presence than a simple compressed stone. A memento works best when it’s not something you could find in a mass-produced quantity, but something that holds a special value to it due to how unique, rare or impressive it could be. Filter that through your own tastes, and you have something valuable to hold onto.
Your Own Meaning
A great memento can be imbued with your own meaning. Perhaps a piece of jewelry is used to commemorate the coming together with your partner. Perhaps purchasing another item like this can help you celebrate the birth of your first child. Maybe something personal, such as a film reel from the first film project you ever worked on the set for, or the first journal you ever kept, or the first painting you felt truly proud of can hold its own value. In this case, finding means to preserve and protect the said item, as well as informing those who matter of its relevance, can be most important.
With this advice, we hope you can explore and enjoy the power of a beautiful memento.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.