Some people are pack rats by nature. I’m sure all of us have a relative who saves every last button and piece of string they come across for fear that they might need it someday! And believe it or not, when it comes to adding some good old-fashioned romantic ideas to your relationship or marriage, being a bit of a pack rat can actually come in handy.
Saving souvenirs and keepsakes from romantic times you share with your significant other is a great way to keep a sort of physical journal of your relationship and have fun reminiscing in the future. You may not realize it, but there are tons of small, easily kept items that you and your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife probably come across every month that would make great romantic souvenirs.
I’m not saying that you should save every last receipt from every dinner you have together or that you should hoard the wrapping paper from every romantic gift you receive. That would be pretty ridiculous and boring to look back on! But more interesting items such as ticket stubs from movies and sporting events, a dried flower from a beautiful bouquet, or a shell from a romantic trip to the beach are all small, special things that are great to save.
What you do with these romantic souvenirs is strictly up to you, of course. You could easily keep them in a shoebox and create a sort of romantic time capsule that you could open up to reminisce with your sweetheart from time to time. Or, if you are more ambitious, you could use your romantic keepsakes to create a scrapbook of memories complete with pictures from the evens where you picked up your souvenirs.
Regardless of how you make use of the romantic souvenirs you collect, keeping a box of physical memories is a great way to add old-fashioned romance to your relationship. And when you open that box to look at your keepsakes together, you’ll love the wonderful reminders of the romantic and special times you’ve shared together.