As a member of the Maps team, I'm constantly impressed with the creative and meaningful ways people are using our mapping tools. My heart was warmed this morning when I read this post on the Official Google Blog. Readers are invited to add to a map created by the blog team and encouraged to add their personal holiday stories and traditions, punctuated with videos and photos.

Add a video of your kids squealing as they tear through wrapping paper, or pictures of the holiday morning you spent tobogganing with the family. Paste in your holiday wish list and direct your family members to it. Whatever you decide to do, just don't forget to take a peek at the other placemarks across the map. It's a fantastic time of year to celebrate the world around us.

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