Teenagers today are not interested in the same old stamp and coin collecting. Teenagers want to collect something interesting, fun and cool to show their friends. To do this, teens have to be creative. Collections can be centered around a certain thing, like bookmarks, or around a certain theme, like a specific baseball team. One of the reasons collecting has remained popular for generations is that it’s a versatile hobby. The purpose of this article is to discuss some of the different cool things that teens can collect.
Although this may seem like a collection just for teens who enjoy reading, bookmarks can be both decorative and practical. A collection of bookmarks can be pinned to a padded cork board or placed in decorated frames. There is a wide variety of different types of bookmarks on the market; commemorative, remembrance, with inspiring writing and with printed images. Bookmarks are also available in various materials, from leather to cardboard and from plastic to cotton. Therefore, bookmarks offer a lifelong opportunity to collect with little chance of getting bored.
Keychains, like bookmarks, can be collected simply as a decorative collection. I say this because when I was young I collected key chains and I thought it would be cool to carry my entire sixty something key chain collection. I soon ended up with sore shoulders and neck from the ridiculous weight I was carrying around all day, every day. That said, collecting keychains can be a lot of fun, especially since companies started selling keychains with witty (and sometimes funny) sayings. It’s important to talk with your teen about what you think is appropriate and inappropriate when it comes to key chain sayings, as some of the key chains contain themes related to sex or drugs.
By themed items I mean collecting things that follow a basic idea. For example, fantasy items such as medieval clothing, pewter figurines of wizards and dragons, old English castle signs are all collectibles for a fantasy collector. Other popular themes are sports teams, butterflies or dragonflies, animals, and celebrity items. The thing to remember about collecting themed items is that they often become part of a teen’s identity. Teenagers immerse themselves in the subject; wearing it, decorating their rooms with it, even playing PC games or watching movies and TV shows that involve the theme. Don’t worry if your teen seems to be going overboard (as long as he’s not stealing or hurting himself in some way), as he’ll most likely jump from topic to topic as he talks. mature. It is vital that teenagers take up some kind of hobby. Hobbies keep teens busy and out of trouble while giving them a sense of purpose and accomplishment. Collecting is a great hobby for teenagers because any teenager can find something that they would like to collect. Best of all, searching for items to add to the collection can be a bonding experience for teens and family. What more could a parent and teen ask for?