Cuteness factor aside, piggy banks really are a great idea to have around. Kids need to know the difference between instant gratification (spend that $5 immediately on something that he won’t care about tomorrow) and the reward of saving until he can get what he’s been dying for!
In comes the protector of coinage- now in many forms. I think we’ll always call them “piggy banks”, even though there have been many styles of money containers for decades. Take a look at some of the vintage banks you can find right now- Etsy is definitely the jackpot!