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Let's Talk About the (White) Elephant in the Room

The annual Christmas gift-giving season, which brings delight to many and complaining about excess and materialism from those picking up the tab, should spend a little time at a white elephant party.

Often termed “Yankee Swap” or “Dirty Santa” these pre-Christmas gatherings can be an eye opener for some.

It’s amazing how a child hoping for the latest Lego model, shows glee with the electrified pink flamingo that lay inside the gift they’ve selected.

A nine-year-old boy “ahaa”s when he opens a Yankee jar candle.

“I’ve really wanted one of these,” is his response.

The pa...


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