38 Cheap or Free Family Traditions for the Holidays
Sponsor a child or family in need for the holiday instead of buying so many gifts for each other.
Prepare a meal together on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning. Let each family member add a favorite dish to the menu, or try making holiday-shaped pancakes.
Research family-friendly New Year's Eve celebrations in your community and make it a tradition to go as a family every year -- at least until the kids are old enough to want to do their own thing.