Welcome to our community!
After a long period, we managed to launch the site, and we believe it will be helpful for those who collect and love fridge magnets. As I have noticed, the group of fridge magnets collectors is larger from day to day. This passion, that we discover gradually, becomes more interesting when we have a collection and ,above all, we can share it with others. I wish you all the best and if you have any recommendations, please contact me!
Share with us !!!
Because this is an international website dedicated to fridge magnets collectors, we want to change the banner above with pictures of collectors from all over the world !
Please send us a picture with you and your collection (in landscape mode), your name, your country & city name, to firstname.lastname@example.org !!!
Thank you !!!
We invite you to share collections and talk about them in the forum sections. The website is newly launched so if you have any recommendations, please send them! Thank you!
What is it...?!
A refrigerator magnet is an ornament, often whimsical, attached to a small magnet which is used to post items such as shopping lists or report cards on a refrigerator, or which simply serves as decoration. Refrigerator magnets come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, including but not limited to images die-cut to a specific shape or tiny plastic sculptures of fruits. Refrigerator magnets are a relatively popular object of collectors.
The first refrigerator magnet patent was obtained by William Zimmerman of St. Louis, Missouri, in the early 1970s. Zimmerman patented the idea of small, colored, cartoon magnets to be used for decorative display and convenience.
Collecting magnets as a hobby
Collecting magnets, such as city and country magnets from all around the world, became a popular hobby, as also collecting of many other memorabilia. Many people are bringing refrigerator magnets from cities, sights, places and countries they've been to, because such magnets are popular and inexpensive touristic souvenirs. Though there is no official term for collecting magnets, but with a growing interest to this subject there is some approach by collectors to find a proper term. For instance, a russian collector proposes a term "memomagnetics" (Russian:), derived from words "memoriale" (lat.) and "magnetis" (gr.) Then a collector of magnets would be called "memomagnetist". These terms were accepted by the biggest Russian online community for magnet collectors.
A largest collection of refrigerator magnets belongs to Louise J. Greenfarb also known as The Magnet Lady, from Henderson, Nevada, USA. Her world record was included to the Guinness World Records with 19 300 items as of 1997. According to the British "Book of alternative records", it grew to 29 000 as of February 2002, and later up to over 30 000 items. Over 7 000 magnets from Greenfarb's collection are exhibited at the Guinness Museum in Las Vegas.
Colourful fridge magnets are stuck on refrigerator doors in millions of homes around the world. It’s hard to think of a place anywhere on this planet that doesn’t sell them as a souvenir. They are made in many shapes and sizes and with a multitude of materials (wood, shells, rubber, pvc, plastic, etc…). They’re the perfect souvenir – cheap, easy to carry and a great memento of the places you’ve visited.
World of Fridge Magnets
FRIDGE MAGNETS= adding fun and colors in your kitchen area. The simple decoration add colors to your living area. Depending by your choice of colors and shapes, fridge magnets can be obtained very easy. Magnets are available in various types, including tiny colored fruits, film stars and logos and are the alternative for the popular objects of other collections.
You don't need to have a speciic age to start collecting fridge magnets.
The most famous magnets are those you can buy when you are travelling, because you will remember forever the places you have been to!
So, I'm inviteing you to share with me the same passion ! :)