In going through all these boxes of stuff, I found an entire stack of unfolded and unused invitations to our wedding. Why did we keep all those? I think there's one in the photo album with all the wedding photos, but do we really need any more? I kept about 5. Just because.
wedding favors and mementos from all the various weddings we've attended over the years. Mostly I found matches, napkins, and bubbles. I think the best are the bubbles, because they're just a fun diversion every once in a while. Of course, the matches are handy for lighting candles and such, but do I really need to hold on to them for years? Apparently so, but I did end up tossing some of the bubbles - without even blowing any bubbles, what was I thinking? I also tossed any duplicate napkins or anything else that I had multiples of. Any candy cones like the ones pictured here were long gone, because somebody always eats the candy, which is probably good because I wouldn't have wanted to find old nasty candy in my boxes.
It's always fun to have cute little things to take home from the wedding reception, and I always end up keeping them, just for the memories. Yeah, even though they're almost always imprinted with the names of the bride and groom and the date of the wedding, they're not at all handy for remembering when to send those anniversary cards - at least not when they're boxed up and tucked away and almost never looked at. They do, however, bring back some nice memories when I do pull them out. But it really only takes one for that.
And I really don't need an entire stack of wedding invitations from my own wedding to remember that one, or to remember when to send/give that anniversary card to the love of my life!