My favorite activity to bring in the New Year is the traditional changing over of the calendar. I spend an hour or so looking over the last year's calendar, and transferring the birthdays/anniversaries/special activities to the new, pristine calendar. It's sooo cool to me to see things like attempt first ever 5K way back in April of last year, and know that I'm going to do my SIXTH one tomorrow. I spend a minute or two thinking about each birthday as I write it in, and reminisce about that day and the person. Inevitably I realize that there are three birthdays in the first month and I'm unprepared.