I’ve been collecting Viewmaster Reels as an anniversary gift for Mr Right. I thought it’d be fun to collect reels for destinations we’ve traveled together. It’s been fun, like a treasure hunt. Some I found on Ebay, some in collectable stores and antique malls. Not all the reel covers were in good shape so I made a sleeve (out of card stock) to slip them into.
I tried to print a photo of us in that location. If I didn’t have one, I always had one of Mr Right, and since he’s kinda cute, that worked out fine.
I was lucky to find a small glass box at Homesense that perfectly fit the Vintage Viewmaster and the sleeves. This way it can be set out, displayed and enjoyed.
I’m already collecting a few more destinations for future gifts (christmas stocking stuffers, birthdays and more anniversary celebrations). I figure by the time we’re old and grey it might be a grande collection. Worth millions? Perhaps not, but all the memories of trips together are priceless.