Do not forget to document your special traditions throughout the holiday season. Whatever the tradition is, be it hanging decorations, cooking, shopping or gift wrapping, memorialize it. When taking these pictures, make text notes to yourself about the event. This can be your first steps toward preserving your family legacy. Then, after the hectic holiday season, you can transfer the notes to a more permanent format. For example, type a few sentences about each holiday tradition and attach the appropriate photo to each message.