Browsing through the pictures this way often allows us to date memories that we have. From the pictures I can see that Christmas 1998 was a significant year for memorable objects.
It was the year the letter trains. We gave both our daughter and her cousin trains that had cars made of letters that spelled their names.
It was also the year we gave Carly the toy chest that she still has. We bought it unfinished and then I stained it for her, and stuffed it with her other presents to open.
The biggest present of those was Big Bear. We had no idea at the time how important Big Bear would be. He became her constant bedtime companion, and still is favored to this day, though he is somewhat flatter than he used to be, due to all the attention he has received.