Fridge magnets – how did they become so popular?

Fridge magnets are found in almost every household. They come in all sizes and shapes, make perfect travel souvenirs and serve some practical purposes. Let's learn more about how they became so popular in many parts of the world.

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Chriss Crockford
I collect them from everywhere we visit, need a bigger fridge now.
Nov 13, 2021 4:52PM
I love magnets I have them from my travels and any wise or funny sayings.
Aug 30, 2020 1:53AM
Cheryl McMeekin
I collect them when I travel.
Aug 28, 2020 4:26PM
Barb Beck
I collect magnets from all of the places I visit. I am actually running out of room on my fridge. They all bring back such pleasant memories of my trips. They are so easy to bring home too. I am anxiously waiting for the cruise ships to start sailing again.
Aug 25, 2020 1:32AM
Kathi Taylor
My Mom bought a magnet in every state she visited. She had nearly an entire map of the US on the side of her refrigerator. She was obsessive in most things she collected. We had to clean out her house 2+ years ago after her death. We threw many things away for about 2 weeks before we could sell the house. I came home from that adventure and cleaned closets and drawers at my house and got rid of anything that wasn’t special to me. I don’t want my kids to go thru that !! I have also given my adult children anything they have said: ‘can you put my name in that ?’ No, here, please enjoy it now !!
Aug 24, 2020 9:11PM
Adriana Zuliani
I have a lot of magnets on my fridge. Usually are travelling souvenirs, and remind me of happy times spent overseas.
Aug 24, 2020 8:36PM
Sarah Elizabeth Wilson Fischer
I have a large fridge magnet collection too. My first magnet dates to the mid 1980s. My husband and I love to travel and my collection quickly outgrew the fridge. They are now on 5 pieces of sheet medal from Hime Depot, each about 2x3 ft. The 5th sheet is only about 1/3 full so more traveling soon I hope!! I have magnets from the US and all over the world. Each magnet quickly reminds me of the attraction and all the fun we’ve had. Magnets are a perfect souvenir.
Aug 24, 2020 8:29PM
I have been collecting fridge magnets for decades. I had a stainless steel fridge and they worked fine on it. I have a smaller fridge and decades worth of magnets from all over the US and half of the world, so I now have to rotate them from time to time. But, I collect them still. Not only from the states and countries that I visit but also from attractions, National Parks and any unique areas. I also enjoy making my own. Since I was in the military (and still travel a lot) I found magnets to be the perfect souvenir. Small, lightweight, easily displayed once I get home. I have also started my grandchildren on the hobby when they travel with me.
Aug 24, 2020 7:37PM
Stew Koontz
We miss them ever since we got a stainless steel frig... Still use the one in the garage but it's not the same...
Aug 24, 2020 6:55PM
We post small pics and notes on our fridge - the grandchildren love it
Aug 24, 2020 5:48PM
Raymond Cardona
A fun and interesting bit of trivia. I have a few fridge magnets myself and use them to hold IMPORTANT papers etc. Bonnie
Aug 24, 2020 4:37PM
Richard Perkins
"he created letters of verious sizes and colors." Verious? Really? How man refrigerators does it take to hold 30,000 magnets?
Aug 24, 2020 9:35AM
Lynne Cage
Yes I like to collect souvenir magnets from different countries
Aug 24, 2020 9:15AM
Yes I collect fridge magnets.
Aug 24, 2020 5:37AM

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