at least that's what we USED to call them...I caught my daughter sewing a patch on her "travel blankie" today! She just got back from skiing in Breckenridge and got a neat patch there. Did my heart good to see that she was doing that; I've sewn so many patches on my kids blankets! They are just about full, too. This was an idea from Family Fun magazine way back in the 90's- to collect patches wherever you go and sew them on a blanket to be used for car travel. It's one of the few traditions we've stuck with while traveling, along with getting some kind of Christmas ornament. Sometimes they're hard to find, but sometimes, they're plentiful. Anyway, a fun thing to do if you're into traveling with your kids!
Sewing on the 84th patch!
Looking at it is a trip!
The first patches, I think from about 1993 - when we went to Family Encampment in Colorado
Her favorite patch from Florence, Italy, called a "Giglio"- the symbol of Florence.
So, I just calculated that with an average cost of $4 per patch, that blanket is worth $336! WoW! Multiply that by 3 kids...now I can't believe we've spent almost $1000 on patches!!! Of course the boys don't have quite as many as she does, but they're not far behind. Mind boggling!