Since my son just graduated from high school, I was looking for a gift I could make for him. When I saw Dedra Long's decorated version of this book, I knew I had to have it!! I'm really getting into minis and I love that this one wasn't the same ole thing I always make. The box not only protects it, it also makes the book stand out. I was able to put some bulk in the book and it still fit back into the box. My son LOVES it!!!