MOST KIDS CRAVE NOVELTY—the newest video game, the latest, greatest . . . well, you know the drill. But, at the holidays, they're transformed from thrill seekers to traditionalists. If your family has done it before, your kids will want to do it again. There's something reassuring about pulling the top off the old ornament box or polishing the menorah your grandmother polished before you. In a world where nearly everything's disposable, traditions remind us that some things were meant to last.
We've gathered ten traditions that do everything from bring together faraway relatives to kindle the spirit of giving. So, this year, if you're shopping for the perfect gift, why not try a new tradition? Unlike most presents, they're inexpensive, need no wrapping and will last nearly forever.
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