When I was little, my family was fortunate enough to know the wife of a man who helped build Disneyland. Her husband had passed away, but she had lifelong access to the park, and she was allowed to sign people in whenever she wanted! As a result, my entire family got to go to Disneyland once every year. It was awesome!!
On every trip, I was allowed to get one "souvenir." It could be (almost) anything I wanted, within reason. I always knew exactly when I had found the perfect souvenir. I treasured my souvenirs so much. To this day, I still remember a few of them - a pink princess hat (one of those cone shaped ones), a Dumbo stuffed animal, Minnie Mouse ears with flowers and my name embroidered on it, and a Figaro stuffed animal.
Apparently, I still believe in the tradition of the souvenir because when I saw a beautiful sparkly necklace at Porch Light in Portland, I KNEW I had to have it.
The stone seems to change colors depending on the weather and what I'm wearing (just like my eyes!). It's absolutely gorgeous, and I treasure it. Every time I wear it, I think about our trip and just how special it was.