Wikipedia will tell you that crayons are sticks “of colored wax, charcoal, chalk, or other materials used for writing, coloring, drawing, and other methods of illustration.”
They are more than just that. A box of crayons is a box of explosive vibrant color the very sight of which will elevate your mood, enhance your endorphins, and increase your brain cell activity.
Well, maybe not quite all that. But for sure they bring happy happy joy joy.
The holiday “tree” on my office desk poses with a box of Crayola crayons from the US. I prefer the US crayons because they smell like the ones I had when I was a child, unlike locally-available ones that have no scent; I find it takes away from their “personality”.
Crayola was the only brand I knew back then. A box of crayons triggers strong associations for me – excitement, a creative rush, contentment, joy, peace, a feeling that all is right with the world.