Why do people collect things…

Most people collect and display something in their lives.

It might be a collection of family snaps stuck into an album, or holiday souvenirs arranged on a mantelpiece,assembled and displayed without any thought of being a "collector".

Other people form collections for a specific purpose: old masters for investment or memories "collected" on tape to preserve a changing way of life….

Over the years I have collected many things including 16 years worth of first day cover stamps.

BUT tell me, why did I collect and keep all the baby teeth from my two boys……

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All to be found in this beautiful trinket box….

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Do you have any strange collections ? ? ?

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12 thoughts on “Why do people collect things…

  1. Nicole

    My mom actually saved all my brother’s and my teeth. I found them in a box I made her for mother’s day… it was how I figured out that the tooth fairy wasn’t real ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Lady Banana

    OMG, I also have my 3 childrens teeth! To be honest I’m not sure where they are but now you have reminded me I’m going to look for them..

    Just hope I actually do still have them..

  3. Wolfie

    I used to collect things but then I got married and such foibles were no longer tolerated. The only thing I’m allowed to collect now is music because we can both enjoy it, and I do have a lot of CDs.

    The solution to our future has turned out to be … iTunes. All the music I need without the shelf-space requirement.

  4. sally

    Anne.. the trinket box was a leaving gift from the school in St Athan where i was a dinner lady…… stop laughing ๐Ÿ™‚ can you imagine me looking after kids

  5. Anne

    That is one scary collection :-)…mind you I think I do have one or two from both boys somewhere, but not in a beautiful trinket box like that.. !!!!

  6. Ruth

    I do have to admit, you are the first person I’ve heard of that collected baby teeth. Looks like you had to some money with a collection that big. ๐Ÿ™‚

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