Debra, this is an excellent question. If there is one thing we can count on, it is that nothing will remain the same. Most of the traditions that were celebrated for years have come to an end with the children being grown and living far away. My husband and I take the dog for a ride to look at lighted Christmas decorations. The dog is not real impressed, but we enjoy it.
I would recommend that the two of you talk about starting a new tradition.
One year, we were financially able to buy toys for a family who were having
great financial difficulties. I only wish that we could have seen the children on Christmas morning. You can bake your wonderful breads and give them as gifts to neighbors. Or, put on a red Santa hat and go to a nursing home and ask them to tell you about their favorite past Christmas. I can guarantee that your heart will be over flowing with joy when you walk away. The big secret is.....there is amazing joy in giving.
Another year, we filled two car trunks with supplies for a no kill animal shelter, and gave Christmas cookies to the workers. We did call and ask what they needed. These are the memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.
You are creative. I'll bet you can come up with some great ways to bring joy to someone this Christmas.
May I be the first to say...Merry Christmas to you and your husband!