Do you like to hang on to your ticket stubs? I always assumed everyone tucked away each ticket stub from every concert they went to in a safe place, be it for the sake of memories or whatever. Apparently that’s not the case, though. I guess not everyone is a pack rat like I am.
Me personally, I’ve been working on a ticket stub collection for years now. I think I was inspired by a close friend who had a corkboard in his bedroom he would post every ticket stub he collected on. I went out and got myself a big poster frame and got to work on created a ticket stub collage, and when all was said and done, this is what I had:
There’s a mixed bag of tickets it there. Most of them are concert tickets, but you’ll see a couple sporting events in there as well (Petes games, Leafs games, Jays games, etc.). Those are from 2004-2014, but I’ve got plenty more now waiting for me to collect enough to make a second one of these.
That’s one way of immortalizing your ticket stubs in a way that allows you to show them off, but now there’s a way that I think is even cooler.
You can turn your old ticket stubs into floor mats!
— Alan Cross (@alancross) August 23, 2016
Now I believe Photo Floor Mats are not exactly a new idea. I think there’s companies that have been doing that for years, but now a company in the New Orleans area called Lakeside Photo Works is offering these concert mats, on which they recreate your cherished ticket stub with painstaking attention to detail to make sure it looks just right.
Already digging through your collection to find the perfect ticket to create a doormat that will be a conversation starter with all your guests? You should also dig out $34 US (so, you know, $60 Canadian), but that’s only an introductory price, so you should act fast. The regular price is $49, for the smaller size (24″x36″), but it’s also available in 36″x60″. I also just noticed on the website that shipping to Canada is an additional $50, which makes the price actually pretty steep – how much duty would really need to be paid on it?
There’s a couple ways to get your order in. You can mail in your ticket stub to the company, and they’ll send back a mat. AND if it’s one of your most cherished souvenirs, don’t fret – they’ll send the stub back with the mat too!
If that doesn’t work for you, you can actually place an order right from your smartphone by taking a good quality photo of the stub. They’ve included a tutorial on how to get the best photo:
Now it’s just a matter of deciding what ticket to use… There’s so many choices, but if I don’t do this, how will I ever get a chance to wipe my feet all over the ticket from that sold out Wilco show a few years back?