Do you have someone in the military or studying abroad who won't be able to come home for the holidays? Since you probably have boxes of pictures from Christmas' past, gather up a bunch of your favorites over the years and put together a humorous collection of pictures and stories about your favorite holiday memories.
For years, good friends of ours gave us a jigsaw puzzle as our annual family Christmas present and it has become a treasured holiday tradition for the four of us to slave over a puzzle of increasing difficulty. Whenever we finish the puzzle, we send them a photo of the finished product, then break it back into thousands of pieces and return it to them to give it a whirl. I thought it might be fun to create a puzzle for them from a favorite photo.
At our annual party, we always have a bowl or two of M&M's. I decided that this year it was time to see if anyone pays attention to what they are eating.
I admit that I never would have checked this out if I hadn't received a Groupon for $15 off, but in the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, I decided to give it a whirl.