I recently purchased a beautiful journal from a local bookstore with plans to turn it into a guest book. We've had many out of town guests come through our doors and stay with us this past year and when I tried to recall the exact dates I found myself blanking. I thought it would be a good idea to have our guests leave us messages in an attempt to have a journal full of memories years later. It was surprisingly quite difficult to find a standard "Guest Book" at the bookstore. Most are meant for weddings and are adorned accordingly. I finally settled on the journal pictured and we added the "guests" ourselves. We've already gotten so much joy from the three friends who recently came to stay with us and signed it. It's a really great way to preserve many memories!