How to make cards a keepsake to cherish

Once of the best gifts you can make for a young kid is a shoebox, painted or wrapped in a fun way, with their name and photo on it. The name and photo are important to show them this box is theirs, that they own it. It is important, too, that you put the box somewhere they can get to it. The most important thing to do, though, is the ritual of putting inside the box birthday cards, Christmas cards, Easter cards, photos and other items they will one day cherish far more than when they first received them.
This ritual of keeping the cards and other items helps them understand they mean something and that through the memories they are making something.