I used to be obsessed with putting together scrapbooks after our family vacations to Disney. Now with my crazy schedule, I have been in the habit of putting a custom photo book together. MixBook has been my favorite place to do so recently, but I have used Shutterfly a lot in past as well. Shutterfly even has a few Disney templates if you want to make it themed! It’s great to have such a professional looking piece to look back at and remember all those special vacation memories.
Mail a Magical Postcard Back Home
When I was a kid and visiting the parks every trip I sent postcards back home to my friends. It became a tradition that I carried on. The best tip I have though is to send a postcard back to yourself to keep as a souvenir. If you want to take your keepsake to the next level, fill up your postcard with signatures from your favorite characters. I think this is a great excuse to invest in the fantastic Pixar Postcard Set (I love hanging this up in my hall and at my work cube) or the Art of Disney Postcard Set.
The amount of pressed penny DIY out there on Pinterest is amazing! Collect pressed pennies and turn them into artwork, necklace, bracelet and so much more. Best of all pressed pennies are an affordable souvenir option. We love putting on collection in this adorable retro Disney penny holder. Plus if you find some of your pennies are a little dirty after you have pressed them I would check out this penny cleaner!
Personalized Christmas Ornament
Our Christmas tree is filled with ornaments that commemorate a special memory. Just this past trip we got our first personalized Christmas ornament to commemorate our wedding. I loved how it turned out so much I think we will keep doing this for our milestone trips! There are two places at Disney World that will personalize Disney Ornaments for you. The first is the Disney Days of Christmas store at Disney Springs and the second is Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe at the Magic Kingdom.
Pin trading has been popular for years at Disney but I bet you didn’t know there are lots of awesome ways you can display those pins once you get them home. Above is a homemade pin collage that I put together with my mom after she fell in love with one at the parks but wanted her own pins on display inside of it.
What have you done to remember your vacation? We would love to hear from you in the comments below.