New school year, new triumphs…more collectibles.

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Now that the kids are back in school you are getting organized and ready for a full schedule of performances, sports and spelling bees. These are wonderful times for you to watch your children grow and achieve something that is special to them. You’re also getting ready to take photos and collect ribbons, trophies, and enjoy the triumphs of these special moments.

The joy of having a young achiever in your household is that you will have many more trophies to showcase. What happens when years go by and the kids have outgrown their toys and these childhood keepsakes?  How do you keep them so that  they don’t “take over” your home? Did you know that you could donate or recycle them?

Being a collector comes with responsibility. Showcase your trophies as long as you have room for them, or for as long as you find inspiration or motivation from them. If there is no reason to keep them, then it is time to store them. Keep them in a keepsake box if it is imperative to keep them. If you are ready to donate then visit Lamb Awards & Engraving. They created a recycle program where you can ship them your old trophies.  This way you are not adding to the land fill while the next generation can enjoy their latest triumphs. Review your keepsakes from time to time and ask yourself if you can donate or recycle any of them.