On creating happy holiday traditions

As the Mom of the house, I have become Keeper of the Traditions. Of course, I didn’t seek this position out, but along with Laundress In Chief and Head Grocery Shopper, it just sort of happened. So, how do I make holidays as awesome for my family (and my SELF) as I can year after year? It all starts with a little notebook and a lot of willpower. Because without those things I forget how Santa does his business and get buried in gingerbread.

How do you create happy holiday traditions for your people?