A friend shared this with me. It’s a thoughtful idea.
It would be nice to share the email address with family members and close friends so they can contribute too.
Perhaps the idea could be extended to other people. Like you make a box for a friend or family member and for a month or so before their birthday you fill the box with little things that remind you of the person or with things he or she likes. A class could even do this for their teacher.
Everyone likes to feel like someone thought of them or that they have someone who gets them. I suspect that’s what makes dogs so great they know how to do this all the time.