An excerpt from the introduction Neil Gaiman wrote for "Beloved Demons" by C. Anthony Martignetti:
"Do not give either of us gifts: give us the tale that accompanies the gift. That is what makes the gift worth having."
Neil Gaiman in this post
I love the idea of giving stories.
The collected items in my house each have their own story, their own tale.
Some are short; some are long - some found, inherited or given.
I treasure them all.
The stories are the reason I travel the world as much as I can.
Them, and the people you meet along the way.
They have tales to tell, too.