the best gift ever

Love and Merry Christmas (or Happy Hannukah) to all!!

Wandervogel Diary

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Maybe I have told you this story before, maybe not. I just don’t remember. But the most unforgettable gift I ever received was from my wife Holly three months after she had died.

In our family, one of the main holiday traditions we had adopted was the expectation that friends and family could escape the giving of expensive gifts with a Christmas decoration for our tree. We created a book where we listed the year, the ornament, and the name of the friend(s) who had given it. Whether the ornament was a glass ball or a paper bauble made by a child, it was listed in that book and was equally valued.

Year after year, our tree became more heavily laden with these tokens and reminded us that the true wealth we possessed were our many relationships with the people we loved. This tradition was one of the principal ways…

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