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Gifts with meaning

This is just the short list of what one staff member at The Lutheran found in her closet of Christmas past: china figurines that don't fit her family's decorating tastes, gaudy Christmas sweaters, an array of ugly neckties, and — not exactly a partridge in a pear tree — a dancing hamster statue.

She is afraid to display them and would never re-gift them. What if the givers ask about them? And we feel for the givers — it's tough to find the right present for those who appear to have all they need. That's why some ask others to give to favorite organizations and people in greater need.


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