I can't help feeling that 2014 is disappearing awfully quickly! But January has been busy and full of lovely things and while they won't all get scrapbooked, I would like them all to be remembered. I've been making more of an effort to collect ephemera as I go: business cards and tickets, leaflets and postcards, anything free that will remind me where I went and what I did. And now the month is over, I've collected it all together to keep.
My new method for saving ephemera works like this: everything I've collected this month has gone into an envelope. (Envelopes? Really? More envelopes? Yes, I say, many more envelopes). I've discarded things that are bigger than 6x4, or trimmed them down to keep the important bits. Then I've drawn out a little calendar page for January on a 6x4 piece of white cardstock and I will match each ticket and card to the appropriate date, jotting them in on the calendar. Then it all goes into the envelope and I wrote the month on the front. Simple, effective, memorable.
It really didn't take long to put together which is a bonus because it doesn't eat into my scrapping time. Some of the things in the envelope have already been scrapped about, some will never get scrapped, and some are waiting; a little reminder that there is something I can come back to and another story I can tell.
And so begins another month. So far, I like this system. I hope I can keep it up!
P.S. Off to brunch in London with my brother now. Note to self: grab a business card for my February envelope....