A few years ago my mother surprised me with this framed drawing/collage my BFF and I made as children. Although I hadn't seen it in over twenty years I instantly recognized and remembered it. I was especially touched because my mom wasn't very sentimental about saving "stuff" from my childhood and I'm not sure what made her keep this one.
Living in a small apartment, I decorate for the holidays sparingly, but this will be a treasured part of the season for years to come. So this year consider saving a holiday drawing or painting done by your child that he or she is especially proud of or that you particularly love. Sock it away and surprise them in a few decades!
(Image: Carrie McBride with apologies for the dirty window sill!)