I was reading blogs this morning and I was reading An Ordinary Mom ( I love her Header, it is the best), and she was writing about a great tradition her family had growing up.You should go over and read it if you are looking for great traditions to start with your family. I think I am going to start this one today. And I was think if you have small children, instead of them writing a note, they could draw a picture.
And if you looking for last minute gifts, go to What Works for Us. She has a great list. It is really funny.