Most Americans Are Holding On To Sentimental Keepsakes

For a lot of people it’s hard to let go of say a past relationship, or even a family moment, and apparently a lot of folks aren’t just holding on to memories.

A new survey finds that 73% of Americans would consider themselves sentimental, with 85% saying they are someone who holds on to keepsakes. Of those people, 25% of people have held on to something from a past relationship, while 43% are holding on to keepsakes from their current partner. As for how long they keep them, 38% of people say they’ve actually kept something for over 20 years. 

So, what keepsakes are most important to people? Well, birthday cards seem to hold the most sentimental value, with 61% of people saying they hold on to them.Other important keepsakes include:

  • A gift from a parent (53%)
  • A Valentine’s Day card (44%)
  • A gift from their child (43%)
  • A card from their child (42%)

And while relationship keepsakes are important to people, it seems the ones that mean the most come from mom, with 63% of people saying they are most important. After that, the top keepsakes are from:

  • Dad (48%)
  • Current partner (42%)
  • Sibling(s) (42%)
  • Other relatives (39%) 

Source:SWNS Digital



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