I came across this today -- a Voice Quilt. Instead of memories of different people sewn together to form a cloth quilt, we have voices recorded together to form a collection of memories you can hear.
You can find out all kinds of information about it at VoiceQuilt. I bet there are grandparents out there who would think this was an ever so cool Christmas gift -- to hear the voices of their grandchildren. Apparently people from all over the place can call in and leave their messages, so it would be a great way to coordinate a gift for families spread everywhere, especially those of us with large families. Memories of Christmases past would be so cool to record.
I usually do a calendar for my parents each year . . maybe this music box would be a great idea for this year instead.