Have you ever rediscovered a collection?
Or maybe you’ve stumbled upon a box of treasures just waiting to be uncovered. You open up the treasure chest (or shoebox) to find items you had completely forgotten about.
You saved your favorite concert tickets, souvenirs from places you’ve traveled, maybe you still have that 2nd grade art project to remind you just how far you’ve come. Or, maybe you’ve held onto a play pamphlet and now recall that proud moment you were shaken with stage-fright but you got on stage anyway.
All of these items are simply souvenirs from past experiences, which can overwhelm you with a strong sense of nostalgia….
Maybe you didn’t even know why you held onto such things, but now you’re glad you did. We’re transported to another time by even the smallest of souvenirs. You walk away feeling as if you had just traveled back in time. The scent of that popcorn you shared with your dad at that baseball game still lingers as you close the box for another ten years..
As most collectors can tell you, the items we tend to keep are the ones we have some type of emotional connection to- something passed down to us that holds sentimental value and reminds us of the person who it originally belonged to, something we’ve kept to remind us of our past, or something that is just darn interesting or rare!
Souvenirs have and always will be on the market, as it is within our nature to have something physical to remind us of a time that was important in our lives. In a way, all collectibles are souvenirs- from another time, another place in history.
There are many reasons we buy collectible goods but here are what we believe to be the Top 3 reasons: