When our girls were young, Sue began a tradition of giving the non-birthday girl one little gift on the birthday girl's special day. We have continued this with the grands. Except this year, the gift wasn't all that little. It didn't cost us anything, but it was a keeper — literally (and when I say literally, I mean literally, not figuratively as in the modern misuse lol).
It's my mother's sterling silver dresser set that Sue has kept for all of these years and which I, being male, didn't even know that we had.
Of course, Danica wasn't at all pleased.
After cake, the girls went to Danica's room to lay out the set on a doily which also came from great grandma.
And Danica learned how to use the mirror while she brushed.
I am very happy that Sue thought to pass this heirloom, which was important to my mother, to the great granddaughter that she missed by four years.