(why yes I'm still having much fun with Picnik)
We started a new tradition, to add to our Christmas one, which is to see The Meshuganutracker at the Retrodome. It was great, although since the kids have never actually seen the original Nutcracker, Donovan was disappointed and kept asking where the nutcracker was. The idea is Hanukkah stories told and sung to the music of the Nutcracker, with a lot of great puns thrown in for good measure. They even had dreidels, latkes, Psycho jelly donuts (Sufganiyot) and Gelt for snacks. My kids of course convinced Grandpa to get them lots of candy. It was funny and super entertaining, as are all the shows there. We've been to Santastic the past two years, and provided a last minute soccer tournament doesn't get in the way hope to see it this weekend.
Tinyprints for free Hanukkah cards...they had a special (among many specials) for 5 free Hanukkah cards, and I had them sent to all my family. They were customized and just wonderful. the kids loved them - my dad barely remembered receiving his, just focused on how I had time to create a card. Nice to see a company, even if it was a card company, truly embracing all the holiday. They are down the street and I actually got to tour their company (blog post in the works), but that had nothing to do with this special.