What started as a day to give my mother a break and to finish up her holiday shopping has become a life-long tradition of shopping with my dad. We get up early, to avoid the crowds, and start with breakfast. Once my sister and I had kids, it became Daddy/Daughter/Granddaughter shopping day. It is a lot of fun, and any more, my sister and I finish up while my dad distracts the girls. We have always tried to hit those unusual local shops that you forget about half the year. It is never too late to start a new tradition.