Preparations take time and much energy to get started when the ideas are not showing their signs. I think to start within the family achievements that year is just the best. Keep those prevalent so important events that happen within a year in good memory or in thought memory alive.
Then, work it into a very memorable event. We like to say that everything begins and ends at home. Take the time to believe in all the happenings. Time is very precious as we know and we live.
Here is some great Holidays table settings that will be great for all those years and beyond. If you have lots of trees and live in those regions, Leaves are always happening to take care of. So Herbes Folles is a great choice! See that seasonal favorite in grey, or in another 2 colorways from France.
Another idea, in the warmer sunny Holiday regions, choose a favorite in Provence as in the lavender blue , there are more colorways to choose. Will be the best for outdoors sunny climates and beautiful to add.