Can poetry become a keepsake?
The answer speaks to the uplifting power of inspirational poetry and art – both the graphic and the written word.
We’ve probably all saved favorite poems or pieces of art over the years – they are part of our lives, and continue to bring us joy, solace, and inspiration. Maybe we don’t think of them as keepsakes as they spend their days at the bottom of a drawer or on the refrigerator door, but that’s the role they play.
Keepsakes don’t have to be material items like jewelry or furnishings from the past. They don’t have to be handed down to you from previous generations. You can establish your own set of keepsake treasures right now– inspirational art to enjoy now and share with others.
When I first got married many years ago, a friend gave me the gift of a short wedding verse within decorative art and presented in a handcrafted frame with easel back. Although it was not a personalized gift, I kept it in my china cabinet for decades and when I moved recently, it moved with me. What was more important was that every time I looked at this wonderful art poem associated with my wedding day, I remembered my dear friend and the thoughtfulness that went into selecting that gift. Even though that item would not sell for much, it became a lifetime keepsake treasure for me.
Giving Inspiration Art Poetry that Becomes a Keepsake Treasure
When you give a gift for special occasions like weddings, graduation and Mother’s Day, do you want your kindness and thoughtfulness to be remembered and associated with that gift always? Do you want that gift to end up in a yard sale or provide a lifetime of memories, inspirations and uplifting words that can change a life? Perhaps your gift is on a theme of loving relationships like Mother’s Day or friendship, spirituality and/or personal growth.
There’s something uniquely personal about pairing a meaningful poem with a piece of inspirational art. Together, the two deliver impact beyond what each would provide separately. Matching the poem with inspirational art involves examining the colors, textures and images you feel best complement the poem. Your choices in art speak as much about your feelings as your choice of poetry. Finally, you choose a frame that displays your vision the way you want it. You may choose a warm, traditional wooden frame or something more contemporary. A rich, gold-tinted frame or a framed inspirational wall art print on canvas speaks to the idea that this is no mere piece of household décor.
Sharing your Keepsake
Having taken possession of your inspirational art keepsake treasure, you’ll want to put it on display for your home, or wrap it as a gift for a friend or loved one.
If you’re keeping the inspirational art for yourself, search for the right place in your home – perhaps the warmth and homey environment of the kitchen, the relaxed atmosphere of the den, or even in unexpected places like the powder room or computer room.
If you’re giving your gift away, you can consider a thoughtfully penned note to accompany it. Let the recipient know how this piece of art came to be – that each element was chosen with him or her in mind. This personal attention gives your gift even greater meaning.
Your own inspiration and emotion drive your choice of keepsake treasures that can create a lifetime of memories – it can build a bond of friendship and a loving relationship that goes beyond what words can say.