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    25 Clever Products That Will Help You Store Your Memories

    All of those keepsakes you want to preserve and just can't throw away — Polaroids, concert tickets, photo cards, banknotes, postcards, stamps — will now finally have a worthy home.

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    1. A super cute calendar-style photo album made specifically for Polaroids, tickets, and Fujifilm Instax Mini Film photos. The clear pouches even have months and numbers on them so you can actually use it as a calendar on your desk!


    The pockets protect your items from dirt and dust. It can hold 52 photos.

    Promising review: "So cool! Super cute and sturdy. Will be perfect for a desk!" —Kaitlyn

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    2. Hanging fairy string lights that come with transparent photo clips to hold your Polaroids, photos, tickets and other keepsakes on it — you get storage benefits *and* room decor in one. A pretty sweet deal if you ask me.


    Promising review: "This product is so cute! All of the lights in the clips work perfectly fine and give a soft glow. My favorite part is that with the remote you can turn it to whatever setting and brightness you choose. This also allows me to shut it on and off without having to get up out of my bed at night if I need some light late at night. The clips are great quality and perfect for hanging pictures, cards, money, etc. This adds a cute aesthetic to my room and it arrived quickly even though it was delayed by the harsh weather conditions. 5/5!" —Dee Vee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in seven sizes and clip amounts).

    3. A shadowbox frame that you can hang or place on a desk, shelf or mantel to show off your memorabilia to the world. People use these to preserve things like baby clothes, dried flowers, and insects too! Seriously, there's no limit.

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    Promising review (for the black frame): "I bought this item to display my dried bouquet from my wedding. Looks great hanging on the wall and comes with pins if you need to attach to the backboard." —kelsey flanigan

    Get them from Amazon: the black frame for $19.95 (available in four sizes) and the weathered frame for $29.99

    4. A way too cute and super fun flash drive to encourage you to store all your precious memories in a safe place!


    Promising review: "I just love this little Japanese girl flash drive, I bought three of them to put my mom's story of her life from an old audiotape I had done 20+ years ago. They are perfect since my mom was born in Japan 90+ years back when her dad was in the Navy and stationed there. These are such cute little figures and I know my brother and sister will each love to have one with mom's life story." —Loulou

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 32GB or 64GB, two colors, and nine characters).

    5. A metal wall grid panel for a super creative and functional way to display photo cards, pictures, and any keepsakes that are just too pretty to hide! Make a Polaroid bulletin or travel board — it's an adorable way to show off your memories!

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    Promising review: "This grid was exactly what I was looking for. I had seen similar products in stores, but they were usually more expensive than this. It's perfect for pinning up some postcards I wanted to display!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.29+ (available in three colors).

    6. A creative scrapbook where you can keep everything from concert tickets to birthday cards organized, and decorate it to your fancy. And if you're an Up fan, this one's designed just like it! So take out all those memories collecting dust underneath your bed and treat them right!


    Promising review: "I purchased this for my girlfriend so that she and I could share our memories. This album includes a removable rope that binds the whole thing together. This is a very nice feature as it allows you to either remove blank pages or add more pages as needed. The rope feels very durable and I'm very happy about the quality of this item. Looking forward to start adding memories ASAP!" —Lucifer Hawk

    Get it from Amazon for $11.28.

    7. A good ol' photo album because, um, when did those go out of style? Photo albums are the best and now have a lot of nostalgia attached to them so bring that back! You can use albums for notes, postcards, dollar bills, and any other small paper item too.


    These have the photo sleeves too. It's legit. It has a fabric cover and there's even a memo area where you can write notes next to the photos.

    Promising review: "This is pretty nice. Has plenty of pages, each with 4x6 vinyl pockets. The quality of the pages is good, there is no need to glue things down, and they are not like those contact pages that ruin your photos. And it is a decent price! Highly recommend it. I also would mention to people who keep their photos on their smart phones...print those puppies out (you can use the machine at various places like Walgreen's, CVS, Walmart) and put them in an album. First, what happens to your photos on the phone 45 years from now when technology has changed? Secondly - it's awful hard to hand those down to the 2nd or 3rd generation. And after you have printed them out, write the names on the back. I promise you that after 40 years, those babies all look alike." —Carole B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.51 (available in 29 colors and six bundle options).

    8. A beautiful and unusual photo frame to inspire you to put up your prettiest postcard or favorite autographed photo and treat it like royalty!


    Promising review (for the fairytale frame): "This frame is gorgeous!! I put a picture of mom from high school in it with pressed flowers all around and it makes me so happy. Obsessed!" —drewdrewbee

    Promising review (for the pressed-glass frame): "I love this frame! I bought the smallest version as a gift to put multiple Polaroids in as a collage. It looked really beautiful and vintage! Definitely recommend." —Minimoni

    Get them from Anthropologie: the fairytale Olivia frame for $18+ (available in three colors and sizes) or the pressed-glass photo frame for $18 (available in three colors and sizes)

    9. A charming hanging wall display with twine and clips so you finally get a chance to show off all those photos from your trip or that autographed playbill from the play you saw. Display pictures, art prints, cards, anything!


    The display comes with 30 clothespins and five twine cords. You can style this in several different ways!

    Promising review: "I have been looking for the perfect way to keep actual print photos without locking them away in a book or splashing the digital image on a screen. I bought one of these and was so impressed. Super easy installation. My hubby liked it so much we bought another. It includes matching little clothespins that hold the photos just right. Great price and great quality. Has a nice rustic appearance." —sdtabis5

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in two finishes).

    10. A ticket stub album so you can rescue those months' (maybe years') worth of concert, movie, amusement park, and travel tickets from the dark, dingy drawer in your room and finally place them where they belong.

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    This holds up to 80 tickets with acid-free plastic pages with space to write notes. You can get refills for the pages when you run out. The inside back pocket is larger to house playbills, programs, and larger memorabilia.

    Promising review: "This ticket album was just what I needed for all of my concert tickets and memorabilia. There was plenty of room for multiple ticket stubs/guitar picks/other memorabilia in each slot on the page. The ticket album arrived quickly and in good condition. I am very pleased with my purchase and would definitely recommend." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $6.69+ (available in ring-bound and hardcover).

    11. A pocket-sized concert journal with pages that prompt you to write down all the details of the concerts you want to remember. There are also blank pages to add in photos, receipts, and tickets instead of you having to dig them out from who knows where and blowing dust off of them because they haven't seen the light of day for that long.


    Promising review: "Tiny but very useful! I like the prompting questions it asked. I also like the space it provided for tickets or small pictures. I just wished it was a little larger. Great purchase for someone who attends a lot of concerts. Like me!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    12. A freestanding Polaroid frame so you can display all your favorite mini photos the same way you display normal-sized ones! You can use these for ticket stubs and stamps too. And Yu-Gi-Oh! cards. It even fits in your pocket.


    These frames are shatterproof.

    Promising review: "These are one of the most beautiful and easy ways to display pictures. They are so cute and look great. All of my most cherished pictures are in these kinds of frames. They look very modern and protect the photo well. Not to mention that they are easy to use. Definitely worth the money, will buy again." —Eileen

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    13. A playbill frame that's designed to preserve and display your favorite program from a Broadway show or off-Broadway play to all your guests. If you never know what to do with your playbills and they're just stuffed into a folder like mine are, well now you know!

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    This frame is designed to hold a standard Broadway playbill. It can be hung on the wall too.

    Promising review: "These frames are perfect for displaying autographed Broadway playbills and they won't break the bank either. Great protection for your playbills and they hang very easily." —M. Apple

    Get it from Amazon for $16.45.

    14. A pack of cloth file envelopes for a pretty place to keep your precious photos and tickets in so when you're ready to show them, even their packaging will look divine! And if you want regular envelopes, go with these royalty-like ones!


    The cloth envelopes are big enough for letter-sized files.

    Promising review (for the cloth envelopes): "I purchased these to organize papers for schoolwork and they work wonderfully. The vintage look and floral patterns are attractive as well. The material is thin but durable and they easily fit standard letter paper. They close easily and securely and are easy to open back up. Overall, these are lightweight, easy to use, and attractive and I certainly recommend them." —Beck

    Get them from Amazon: the cloth file envelopes for $8.96 (comes with four) and the regular envelopes for $19.99 (comes with 50 envelopes).

    15. A pack of magnetic photo frames for mini photos so you can display your fave little Polaroids and other items on your fridge, board, or anywhere that holds magnets!


    This is compatible with Fujifilm Instax Mini Film photos too.

    Promising review: "These are a nice frame set for mini photos from the Fuji Instax camera. It comes with six sets and is sturdy. You can trust that your pictures will sit in this secure and free from damage. Very easy to use. Very affordable price as well." —Raul

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in three designs and two pack amounts).

    16. A mason jar with a slotted lid that's big enough to slide in movie tickets, banknotes, and other small paper collectibles that you don't know where to put. If you want something prettier, go with colored jars!


    Mason jars are versatile and can be used for so many things, including memorabilia-holding!

    Promising review: "It is a perfect size for our raffles. The ticket hole at the top is the right size, it’s sturdy, and it’s big enough without being too big (we have limited counter space). Would purchase again!" —Ashlee Black

    Get them from Amazon: the slotted jar for $15.91 and the colored jars for $16.99.

    17. A Polaroid album book made specifically for mini-sized things: photos, tickets, and small printed items so you don't have to worry about them being all over the place anymore!


    This has 288 pockets! it's compatible with Fujifilm Instax Mini photos.

    Promising review: "I love that this photo album holds my Polaroids vertical as opposed to so many other albums that hold pictures horizontal. Some reviews were saying how the pictures were loose in the slots and their pictures were falling out, but I did not experience that problem at all. The photo album feels like a binder and I love that it's clear because I can decorate it with stickers or designs on the front and back however I'd like. Would definitely recommend!" —amazon92

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. A clear phone case to show off that photo card of your fave celeb or Polaroid of your buddies in the back!

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    Promising review (for the iPhone case): "Love this case. I use it by tucking a Polaroid photo in the back to add some personality that I can change every now and then without having to buy a whole new case." —Janine Brannis

    Get them from Amazon: the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 case for $15.99 and the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus case for $7.99

    19. An accordion-style expandable tabbed folder to keep all your paper memorabilia nice and organized. Use the tabs to break everything into categories, like tickets in one, photos in another, and so on. Plus, they're pleasing to the eye!

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    This plastic folder pack also comes with a bonus: a waterproof zipper file bag that's big enough to fit things like folders and tablets!

    Promising review: "I bought these for myself to use in my craft hut. I love that they are so durable and expandable. They hold so much of my craft papers, and the pouch holds all of my pens, markers, and other stuff that I need. They are so easy to use. I just unsnap, put what I need in them, snap back and go. Great for traveling. They are also very cute, I love the colors." —sterling_silver va

    Get them from Amazon for $9.97 (comes with two folders and the waterproof zipper file bag).

    20. A blank unlined journal to paste in your stamps, banknotes, concert tickets, and anything small that you never know what to do with. Decorate the cover, use the pages to write little notes or captions about each keepsake, and marvel at your own memories.

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    Promising review: "Small, handy, inexpensive, decent paper quality. Cover is plain and thick for good protection, spiral binding is well made and sturdy enough. I bought two dual packs of these for my nieces and nephews and added in markers so they can draw me pictures for my fridge on their travels!" —waldo e. lemonjellow

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (comes with two books).

    21. A classy and old fashioned-looking foldable storage box so you can actually have a decent place to store all your memorabilia in until you feel like taking them out to show whoever deserves to see them.


    This box is heavy duty and made out of fabric, not wood.

    Promising review: "I love how versatile this storage box is. It can be used in a nice space or to tone down a room. It adds a nice contrast to the room. I also love how it comes with a lid unlike most containers. The wood grain looks better than I thought it would." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two quantities).

    22. A postcard display stand that'll give you a way to show off your postcards so they don't have to sit in the darkness under your bed for years and years.


    Promising review: "The order came well packaged. They were good quality 8.5 x 11 frames with a stand that can stand up vertically or horizontally which makes them flexible to use for different photos. Great purchase. I would recommend this product." —ST

    Get it from Amazon for $16.49+ (available in two quantities).

    23. A sleek portfolio is another way to store your memories in safely instead of having it all over the place. And you'll be able to view it whenever you want!


    This has 48 pages and a storage pocket for extra materials.

    Promising review: "I ordered a couple of these. They are great for putting my grandchildren's pictures that they make me, clippings from the paper, or just to use for a school project. The price was great and they are durable." —Marylou

    Get it from Amazon for $7.68.

    24. A clear key tag and key ring to attach to your keys or bookbag. Take out the paper label inside and replace it with a photo card, ticket or something you want to carry around. It's a creative way to put your smaller memorabilia on display and let everyone see!


    Promising review: "Good product. Lasts a long time. These key tags hold up well. We use them daily. The plastic is extremely tight and holds well over time." —Steven Ellman

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

    25. A classic binder to hold your valuable cards, tickets, and photos nice and steady, where they will sit and stay protected and preserved until their time comes to be revealed.


    Get it from Amazon for $5.79+ (available in three sizes).

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