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Prizes from the Past: What to Do with Old Awards and Trophies 3

Posted on December 15, 2016 by Dixie Somers

prizes-from-the-past-what-to-do-with-old-awards-and-trophiesWhether you’re obsessed with the KonMari Method or are simply trying to purge your home of clutter, there are always those sentimental items you just aren’t sure what to do with. For a lot of us, old awards, trophies, medals and ribbons sit gathering dust because we can’t bear to just throw them away, even though we have no real use for them anymore. Alternatively, you may be looking to make a medal for a family member in the home through a business like Trophy Awards but not have a place to put the new one amid the old. If these situations sounds familiar, then this post is for you. It turns out there are actually a few things you can do to preserve the memories without the clutter.

Step One: Sort through Your Memorabilia

Before you can decide what to do, you need to figure out what you absolutely want to keep and what you can live without. Things like participation awards, runner-up ribbons and 3rd grade perfect attendance probably don’t carry a lot of sentiment, so you can toss these into the purge pile.

If you are someone who is very sentimental, or if you’re a parent that wants to keep every award for your child, consider snapping a few quick pictures of these lesser awards before getting rid of them. This way, you keep all of the memories without all of the clutter. Read the rest of this entry →

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      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was the leader of a running attack that was the cornerstone of two Super Bowl Championship teams, including the only undefeated squad in NFL history.

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