Stone Mementos


A stone collected and brought home from a holiday, serves as a wonderful reminder of that time and place. Even stones from day trips and local adventures to forests and beaches, can turn up specimens worthy of being pocketed and brought home. It’s a nice idea for children, who can line them up and stack them along their windowsill, while thinking back on their adventures.

I’ll be looking for some new stones to add to my collection, as we head off on a road trip to Hogwarts. I’m quite possibly more excited than my kids, and can’t wait to visit the Leaky Cauldron, and enjoy a nice cold glass of Butterbeer. Cheers and happy summer to all of you!


  • stones
  • Sharpie marker

Once you’ve collected your stone, be sure to write the date and location of where it was taken from, somewhere on the other side. Years from now, you may be grateful.




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17 responses to “Stone Mementos

  1. like you I love bringing home some stones from my holidays, little one when we go by plane and bigger ones when we go by car !

  2. Beautiful photos!
    I agree with you on this – bringing home a stone or two allows you to own pieces of the world! I have a handful from the beach on Martha’s Vineyard and some from Greece – brought from his homekand by my now son-in-law. I love to display them and think of how far they have traveled!
    Have fun at Hogwarts! Lucky you!

    • Thank you Joyce. My daughter found some very cool stones in Greece, with white lines going through them. Maybe you have those ones too. So unique! Yes, we are lucky to be going to Hogwarts and can’t wait 🙂 Hope you’re enjoying the summer.

  3. I love this idea – we should start collecting on our next big trip!

  4. This is a great idea for saving money on vacation spending.

  5. This is a nice idea. When I was a kid, all I wanted was a store-bought souvenir, but as an adult, I appreciate this so much more: stones, shells, sand, and photos. Great post. 🙂

  6. Writing on the stones is a great idea. I will have to tell the kids. They have tons.

  7. Anonymous

    I love to collect stones from my adventures. How brilliant to add a note about them on the stone (it’ll help this faltering memory). Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday.

  8. What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  9. I actually collect heart shaped rocks. I don’t see them often, but my collection is near and dear to my . . . Well, you get the picture.

  10. How cool! Thanks for linking up your neat idea! Stop by again next week and link up some more awesome projects.

    Have a great week!

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