I've always been a collector of things. I can't seem to help myself. Lately, I seem to collect practical things, but they are certainly just as treasured. Here are a few examples.
1. Pretty stamps. Every time I stop by the post office, it seems I walk away with some pretty stamps. I'm not a real stamps collector because I don't keep them, I just like to have beautiful stamps on hand for mailing things. This way I don't have to grit my teeth as I slap an ugly stamp on correspondence that I went to so much effort to make pretty.
2. Fun birthday candles. I rarely bake cakes, but it seems like whenever I have, I've rummaged through our kitchen looking for candles only to come up empty handed, and birthdays just aren't as magical without a birthday wish, are they? A few years ago, I decided to be better prepared, and now I get a little thrill every time I spot new birthday candles when I'm shopping (I never claimed I was cool).
These sparkler candles and rainbow candles are from Target.
Do you collect any practical things like this? Do fun birthday candles and cute stamps make you happy?