I always want to bring home a ton of things when I travel to a new place. I find so many things that are cool, unusual, and signify an experience I never want to forget. My son “collects” key chains and my daughter “collects” snow globes from our travels. My husband “collects” shot glasses and I always bring back a Christmas ornament for my tree. Recently, I started collecting Nativity Scenes unique to the place I am visiting.
Another ritual I have is taking pictures of doors. I love how doors are so culturally significant and really indicative of personally, class and background. I love the variation of size, color, materials and purpose. I imagine what is on the other side of the doors, how old they are and what stories they would tell if they could talk. I enjoy making simple blank greeting cards out of many of the pictures I take during my travels and sending those to clients. The door pictures are some of my favorites. Here are some I took last year in Italy and last month in Mexico.