Perhaps it was the example of Nola's focus on the simplicity of one gift, one activity, but I was amazed by how successful this DoodleArt poster was in drawing everyone together. I'd wrapped one for Daughter # 3 (above), and when she opened it, her older sister exclaimed immediately that she'd loved the DoodleArts she'd had as a child. Out of some magical intuition, I had bought another poster and tucked it away in my just-in-case closet, and I whisked it out and set up a doodle-ing station at the dining table.
And this tradition, made new this Christmas for me, is one that I know we'll bring forward. I'm sure you invigorated old traditions at your place this year as well -- care to share?