This looks like such a fun tradition to start. Here is the original post http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2011/12/mini-van-express-tickets.htm
You put the kids to bed like any other day but but when they go to their rooms they will find a golden ( or whatever ticket ) on their pillow with instructions to put on their slippers and head to the truck. There they will find popcorn and hot chocolate. They will need to get their ticket punched before entering of course and we might even pick up a few passenger on the way. On the way to where you say? Well we will be on our way to see Christmas lights and maybe Santa Claus assuming that she isn't terrified of him this year....I think that sounds fun what do you think? Any fun traditions your family does?