Sometimes, the greatest gift of all is the gift of memories—they last forever and the fun of "opening" them never disappears! Preserve your most treasured moments by creating a family keepsake box. From baby steps to Thanksgiving recipes, seal your legacy with love.

"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.