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Are You Sentimental?

Being the sentimental person that I am, I'm a total saver when it comes to anything special. I collect business cards of restaurants I've been to with friends, napkins from weddings, menus from great first dates, and place cards form dinner parties I've attended. I savor love letters, old photos of my parents when they were my age, and I even have a piece of the ratty, old blanket I used to snuggle with as a child. I have my very first driver's license, my high-school report cards, and a postcard from my third-grade pen pal.

I also have things that don't fit in the scrapbook like my grandmother's engagement ring, the first hat I ever knit, shells from the beach, and a mix tape my first boyfriend ever made. All these things help to tell stories and spark old memories I want to hold onto forever.

So I was wondering if you were sentimental, too? If so, what kinds of things have you held onto?

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MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 8 years
I am very sentimental with my memories, but I do NOT hold on to things from people just because they were theirs. Those people will always be around, and hanging onto their possessions won't bring them back to bodily form.
SUPA-DUPA-FLY SUPA-DUPA-FLY 8 years
I LOVE LOVE LOVE PICTURES! NEW, OLD...WHATEVER! I THINK IT IS AMAZING HOW WE CAN JUST PAUSE THAT ONE MOMENT IN OUR LIFE...I HAVE PICTURES ALL OVER THE PLACE! =] BUT I DO KEEP OLD NOTES AND LITTLE THINGS LIKE THAT ALSO
Poster-of-a-Girl Poster-of-a-Girl 8 years
I throw out EVERYTHING :P I blame my mom... she's like that too.I do have a picture album and stuff, I think everybody does.One thing for sure though, every time I go to a concert of a band i really love, i always get a t-shirt! My fave is my pink tee from The Pixies :D
Poster-of-a-Girl Poster-of-a-Girl 8 years
I throw out EVERYTHING :P I blame my mom... she's like that too. I do have a picture album and stuff, I think everybody does. One thing for sure though, every time I go to a concert of a band i really love, i always get a t-shirt! My fave is my pink tee from The Pixies :D
jaelynn jaelynn 8 years
There are two overstuffed, old victoria secret bags in my closet that have become my "memory bags". There's ratty old notes passed to me in high school, little plastic ice cream spoons, broken jewelry, chopstick wrappers, etc.. a lot of things that might look like junk to any other person, but unlock precious memories I otherwise wouldn't remember without. I seem to hold onto more than the average person. Sometimes I worry about myself with how sentimental I am with things, but then I don't care much as they keep me happy.
BETTYROCKETS BETTYROCKETS 8 years
WOW SOO MANY TYPE-OS UP THERE SORRY..I TYPE FAST. LOL....
BETTYROCKETS BETTYROCKETS 8 years
WOW SOO MANY TYPE-OS UP THERESORRY..I TYPE FAST.LOL....
BETTYROCKETS BETTYROCKETS 8 years
WELL I AM KNOWN FOR KEEPING EVERYTHING DEAR TO ME I HAVE MY FIRST MOVIE STUB UP TIL NOW! 100'S. NAPKINS,LETTER,CARDS,PROGRAMS,WRAPPERS, ROSES..(FROM YEARS AGO),SCHOOL WORK,MIXTAPES,FLYERS, BALLONS,TEDDY BEARS,SCHOOL SHIRTS,BEEDS,DRAWLINGS BOTTLE TOP TO FIRST LIQOUR,TOYS FROM CHILDHOOD,I EVEN LEAVE EVERY PERFUME BOTTLE WITH A LIL BIT TO GO BACK AND SMELL FOR MEMORIES WHEN I WORE IT(NO JOKE).. AND YES I ALWAYS LOOK THROUGH IT FROM TIME TO TIME. IT NEVER JUST SITS THERE. I HAVE MOST OF IT SPREAD THROUGH OUT MY BED. I CANT WAIT FOR MY DAUGHTER TO BEGIN MAKING THINGS SO I CAN HANGS THEM UP AS WELL. THE BEST THING I GUY CAN SAY TO ME IS: A MEMORY OR KEEP SOMTHING OLD FOR MEMEORY. I THING THAT IS SOO ROMANTIC :love:
BETTYROCKETS BETTYROCKETS 8 years
WELL I AM KNOWN FOR KEEPING EVERYTHING DEAR TO MEI HAVE MY FIRST MOVIE STUB UP TIL NOW!100'S. NAPKINS,LETTER,CARDS,PROGRAMS,WRAPPERS,ROSES..(FROM YEARS AGO),SCHOOL WORK,MIXTAPES,FLYERS,BALLONS,TEDDY BEARS,SCHOOL SHIRTS,BEEDS,DRAWLINGSBOTTLE TOP TO FIRST LIQOUR,TOYS FROM CHILDHOOD,I EVENLEAVE EVERY PERFUME BOTTLE WITH A LIL BIT TO GO BACK AND SMELL FOR MEMORIES WHEN I WORE IT(NO JOKE)..AND YES I ALWAYS LOOK THROUGH IT FROM TIME TO TIME. IT NEVER JUST SITS THERE. I HAVE MOST OFIT SPREAD THROUGH OUT MY BED. I CANT WAIT FORMY DAUGHTER TO BEGIN MAKING THINGS SO I CAN HANGS THEMUP AS WELL. THE BEST THING I GUY CAN SAY TO ME IS:A MEMORY OR KEEP SOMTHING OLD FOR MEMEORY.I THING THAT IS SOO ROMANTIC :love:
roseate roseate 8 years
I keep photos, movie tickets, and concert and play programs. I used to keep cards, but I recently got rid of almost all of them. I also keep almost all of my academic stuff, such as papers, tests, and notes.
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 8 years
I don't collect nor do I keep stuff, but my boyfriend is an avid scrapbooker...weird, huh? He's gettin me into it (well, he MAKES me do it with him) and it's actually pretty fun. It makes me feel old, lol.
nikkie45 nikkie45 8 years
only with cards and pictures. i think my mom has my old report cards too.
elsiebelle elsiebelle 8 years
How ironic! It was just last night when I dug up boxes from my parent's garage and took a walk--a VERY long walk--down memory lane. Goodness, it's amazing the things I've kept!!!Aside from all the obvious sentimental things (letters, pictures, receipts, cards, etc.) were a few shocking and completely random items including an almond joy wrapper kept in a ziploc bag, a board game trinket, a collection of 25-cent machine rings, and an empty condom box!!!!...all of which brought back some very interesting memories!!!
elsiebelle elsiebelle 8 years
How ironic! It was just last night when I dug up boxes from my parent's garage and took a walk--a VERY long walk--down memory lane. Goodness, it's amazing the things I've kept!!! Aside from all the obvious sentimental things (letters, pictures, receipts, cards, etc.) were a few shocking and completely random items including an almond joy wrapper kept in a ziploc bag, a board game trinket, a collection of 25-cent machine rings, and an empty condom box!!!! ...all of which brought back some very interesting memories!!!
juliex0x0 juliex0x0 8 years
that's really sweet gooniette :)
Blessed2x Blessed2x 8 years
I am overly sentimental-have both kids schoolwork since pre-k/kindergarten, movie ticket stubs, greeting cards to and from the kids, flight ticket stubs, pictures galore...I probably could go and on.. I collected Chrisitmas ornaments from Hallmark for the kids (ex-My First Christmas 1994/1998) and right after the holidays, I took them off the tree to put away until the next year and my father-in-law mistook the bag for garbage and threw it out-I did not realize until after the garbage was already collected-I cried so hard-knowing that they could never be replaced. :(
gooniette gooniette 8 years
I went to my best college friend's wedding a few years ago and my grandmother's wedding ring fell out of an old suitcase I had brought with me. I took that as an omen for my friend's happy marriage and still wear the ring on my pinky. Grandma had small hands. :)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
^ p.s. I don't know how the number 9 got typed before the word 'including', it shouldn't be there.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Yep! I have a handmade birthday card that my two best friends in 5th grade (i'm still bff with one, the other I lost contact with) gave to me; I have my old 4th or 5th grade school concert event booklet that lists the names of everyone that performed that night 9(including me and my bff.) I have tons of old family photos; I take plenty of photos at family events. I have almost ever card that people sent on my birthday; I have many items that mean everything to me.
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
I am very very sentimental. I keep all my writing big and small. I refuse to throw away anything that brings back a smile to my face. My yearbooks, trinkets from my friends, a tom and jerry bedsheet my grandmother gave me when I was a kid, a blue's clue pillow case from my sister, the list goes on and on. I am the ultimate pack rat and I am not ashamed.
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
I am very very sentimental. I keep all my writing big and small. I refuse to throw away anything that brings back a smile to my face. My yearbooks, trinkets from my friends, a tom and jerry bedsheet my grandmother gave me when I was a kid, a blue's clue pillow case from my sister, the list goes on and on. I am the ultimate pack rat and I am not ashamed.
fashionhore fashionhore 8 years
I can see saving a blanket, pictures, or maybe a great love letter, but anything beyond that just seems like unneeded clutter to me. I have never really been sentimental, but I am not a stone either. I guess I am most sentimental with my mom or sisters, certain people who I know won't make me feel vulnerable.
fashionhore fashionhore 8 years
I can see saving a blanket, pictures, or maybe a great love letter, but anything beyond that just seems like unneeded clutter to me. I have never really been sentimental, but I am not a stone either. I guess I am most sentimental with my mom or sisters, certain people who I know won't make me feel vulnerable.
MamaD MamaD 8 years
I'm very sentimental about greeting cards and love notes and even silly little things jotted down....most of my family is gone so I cherish the old crossword puzzle my dad started and never finished...the love notes from my hubby.....birthday cards from my mom.......a list of things to do that my grandma wrote.......cards my son made for me when he was small..... Autograph books from elementary school from 34 yrs. ago and my high school year book from 30 yrs. ago. Those kinds of things. Smells make me very sentimental too. My dad's cologne...mom's perfume.....nana's cough drops.....the smell of a box of crayola crayons......the smell of new vinyl reminds me to this day of the new babydoll I'd get for Christmas....I'd take her back to bed with me and smell her hair and head....so comforting and happy!
SillyBecky SillyBecky 8 years
I knew I was sentimental, that's something I could have never denied- but when I started packing up my things when my honey and I moved, I realized just how sentimental I really was. I have held on to SO MUCH STUFF! I have photos, silverware, craft projects, baby clothes, my grandmother's hand-knitted afghans, dolls, etc. out the yin-yang. It took me forever to pack because I had to explain WHY I was holding on to some of this stuff to my honey. And, no, even at his request, I didn't throw any of it away. It's all packed away nice and neat in my storage shed until I decide I want to pull it all out and reminesce again. :)
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