Blessings jar.... write down blessings throughout the year and add them to the jar. On New Year's Eve gather the family and read all the blessings your family has had over the year. Optional: Add the blessings to an album so we can always look back @ the blessings we've counted.
I did this a few years ago with my son's school picture. We also wrote on the back side of the ornament the year and his age. Grandparents loved them. I copied the picture on to sort of heavy weight paper, you have to roll the picture to get it in the glass ball. Chop sticks come in handy for this process. You can use any kind of glass ball.