Because families have gatherings during the holidays, it may be a good idea to get a professional photographer to take photos or a video.

In families where names are drawn to buy gifts, notes should be written to other family members. After all, it's the thought that counts.

Not all families are affectionate. To show love more, family members can begin a tradition of hugging or kissing every family member at the celebration.

But no matter how you and your family choose to celebrate the holidays, don't get caught up with things that are fleeting. Focus on family.

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