This map of the world.
It was a little tattered and stained, well travelled over its 53 year life you might say. Take a look at the close-up of the key.
It's a moment in time in political history. I remember when my idea of countries and borders being unchangeable for all eternity was shattered as a child. I learned that borders and names of countries change with the times, and usually war is involved. It was sad.
But back to the map. It was only worn where it had been folded, so I thought parts of it were still salvageable. Here's what I was able to make:
Six aged map travel journals, now available in my Etsy shop...
...and a few envelopes with the odd bits left over. I use these envelopes to pass on a thank you card, my business cards and discount codes to my customers. Not bad for one map that nearly got tossed before I found it!