Much is said in the philatelic media about our hobby dying and the lack of youth involvement in stamp collecting. As collectors/philatelists it is our job to try to entice people into the hobby. Now, we will continue to fight an up hill battle with the likes of X Box, PS3, Wii’s, et al. we can at least try to involve them some how.
At my house I try to involve my children as much as possible. One such way is developing small mounted frames with stamps of a particular frame to show them the collecting possibilities that exist.
For my son I have created a few displays that reflect his interests:
For my oldest daughter I have put together the following:
And to not leave out my youngest, she has:
Now will these get the kids collecting? Only time will tell, but it can’t hurt.