I'm going to direct all of you to the say-nice-things-about-other-people game at svmadelyn's journal. She does this EVERY YEAR at this time of year. Do you want to show your friends how awesome they are? Then go over there, get her email, and start saying nice things about people on your friends list. (Or make them icons, or banners, or whatever you want. Be creative.)
You never know...someone might say something about you! So go forth and spread the love!