"One more tradition that my family has is one that we borrow from a number of religious orders. We incorporate it into our annual party, on the Sunday nearest Epiphany, but it’s properly done on Epiphany itself. My mother prepares a number of envelopes, each containing a holy card of a saint and a slip of paper with a particular virtue. As guests leave, they take an envelope at random and receive a particular patron for the year and a virtue to foster that year. It’s a fun tradition, especially when the virtue just happens to hit that trouble spot in your spiritual life!"