This year I gave everyone a recipe box with our family recipes printed on handcut cards that I decorated with scanned pictures and clip art. The Banana Bread recipe is one of my families favorites.

Banana Bread recipe
My husband sanded and stained the recipe boxes that we picked up at a craft store called Ben Franklin’s. It included a little wooden insert that you could drop in the “frame”, but I thought it looked stupid and told everyone to put a picture of their choosing in it instead. One of the great things about it is that there is a little piece of wood on the lid that has a goove in it, so you can either prop the recipe behind the wood block or place it in the groove to stand up.

photo of recipe box
I think they were a big hit and the personal family stories and pictures of the family added that “little extra” touch I wanted to make them special.

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