This is so important. I have such strong memories of the Christmas season because of all the preparations that went into it. The whole family was involved, and we (mainly you, Mom... well and Dad too) worked hard to uphold tradition. Like all the red candles and the nativity set and the balsam branches. And the baking. And the gift making. All the anticipation. Now I'm the Mom. And boy, it's a lot of work.