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What to do with Old Letters, Memorabilia, Notes...

Ok so I used to burn all these things but that seems a little drastic. Problem is, I have a ton of old letters and significant scraps of paper - stubs from concert tickets, little notes from my SO, etc. They are all in a drawer, I guess I somehow planned on making a little book out of them but I'm not quite sure where to begin. Any ideas?

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It depends. If you...

It depends. If you have a scanner, you could put all the movie tickets on the glass and scan them, etc. You could pull out the most special letters and keep just a few. I am keeping all the handwritten letters from my grandmother; she is in her nineties now and someday these will be even more precious to me. I think there is a balance between keeping everything and keeping nothing and the balancing place is different for everyone. Sometimes if you are young and/or don't own a home yet, it is tempting to just divest yourself of extraneous possessions. But someday you might feel more nostalgic for the memories these items represent.




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