I read this in a magazine. Everybody tries so hard to make everything so perfect for the holidays...but the point of the holidays isn't perfection at all. In the end,meals get eaten,presents get grown out of and even perfect greeting cards get thrown away. It's the unique that is memorable.No matter our religious beliefs,we celebrate holidays with our families in part because these rituals mark the passage of time together. If we have shared memory that lingers..especially ones that makes us laugh then we have succeeded in creating not just a holiday,but a true gift of the spirit.