As we count down the last few days until Christmas, the world around us seems a flurry of holiday activity. Everyone is finalizing preparations and checking things off their family to-do lists. We’re looking forward to a break from school and work that will start on Friday, but the hustle and bustle of Christmas has been going on for weeks now. Holiday spending isn’t limited to presents under the tree, but festive activities as well. Parents are filling every possible moment with holiday cheer for their children. Instead of feeling guilty for not buying fifty dollar, First Class tickets for the Polar Express, I’ve been thinking about what Christmas memories will actually stay with my kids for years to come.