All kinds of events,traditions, and memories (both new and old). Every year, I always choose a charity, send them a donation, and email my friends telling them that, in lieu of gifts, a donation has been made in their name. It is a win win situation.
Scott, a close friend of mind, (instead of giving gifts), gave me the idea years ago, when he donated to ‘Make a Wish’ Foundation.
This year I plan on either donating to ‘The Dream Foundation’ or ‘American Cancer Society’.