The following, from Lance Ford, comes from the current issue of Shapevine:
One tradition our family adopted several years ago was to provide Christmas gifts to three children from needy families. I think we chose three because we have three kids. We do the shopping with our children (now ages 21,19,18) for these other children in need, and our kids would tell you it is the highlight of the Christmas season for them. We deliver the presents to the parents and don’t let the kids know they came from us. This empowers the parents and adds to the whole experience.