Memory Books: Either in your child's baby book if space allows, or a separate blank book, keep a sort of diary about your child's spiritual, physical and emotional growth. Every few months (or weeks while your child is very young) make an entry.
You could include topics such as:
*how they have grown
*things they have learned
*special experiences (bad as well as good moments) and how you felt about those moments
*why that child is special
*new events that are going on in the world at that time
*special things the child says
*special awards or honors and relating the event to a special family time
Give the book(s) to your child as a gift when he or she is old enough to appreciate it. It would be a great gift for graduation or on a wedding day.