Family and relations experts have some suggestions for making this Christmas season more memorable for Illinois families. Professional genealogist Kimberly Powell says it's important to chronicle the holiday through photos, videos and even special Christmas journals - all of which can spark memories and be passed down from generation to generation.
Or try starting a new family tradition like a trip to the local ice-skating rink or a game of touch football at the park. Even more important experts say is letting go of any hostility you or a loved one may have for a fellow family member. Arguments can ruin what should be a special time so put your emotions away.