Fridge magnets are a unique type of ephemera, to be sure!
Where magnets pop up in my scrapbooks: In my scrapbooks, fridge magnets are usually commemorative and are often giveaways from sports teams I support. They document the schedule from the season and often that season’s “theme.”
Why you might want to save magnets: you may see some for sports teams like I do, and non-sports organizations use them to brand. I used to print my own magnets years ago for student organizations and hand them out to members. Magnets have become popular “save the dates” for weddings and I definitely like to save those!
Are they acid free? Probably not. However, I err on the side of including them because I think the story is more important than worrying about having one non-archival item on the page. Ask me again in 10 years and I’ll report back if they degraded other items on the page.
How I attach magnets to my scrapbook pages: I use the same Scotch double-sided scrapbooking tape and Avery glue stick that I use on everything else. While these magnets have more heft than tickets or newspaper articles, I have not had any problems using my regular standby adhesives.
Have you ever included fridge magnets on your scrapbook pages? Please share in the comments! Links to your pages are welcome!