"I've given my kids some amazing presents over the years. An electric train from Germany. Beautiful dolls with hand-sewn wardrobes. Never mind that I seldom had the money for the stuff I used to place under the tree. Every year I felt an obligation to match or top the excesses of the year before.
Last December, though, the picture came to me of a tree with just three packages under the branches: one for each of my children. And I knew what each box would contain." — Joyce Maynard
10 1/2 steps to making a family keepsake box.