Every family has their own traditions and things that make the holidays comforting and cozy. I don't remember what year began The Annual Fairweather Puzzle, but every year we choose a puzzle before Thanksgiving and then put it together during the Christmas season. When I was in college we had a whole month to work on it, but now with a shorter time table, we spend more time around the dining room table putting together our puzzle every night. Anyone who comes to our house is encouraged to help put a few pieces in the frame and it has become infamous to those who know us. ((you can see last year's puzzle here!)) This particular holiday tradition is one close to my heart, and has become the perfect way to savor a quiet moment with my family, defeating the hectic hustle and bustle this time of year tends to be!