Magazine article U.S. Catholic

The Best Christmas Gift I Ever Received Was:

Magazine article U.S. Catholic

The Best Christmas Gift I Ever Received Was:

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* When I was 7 years old, I got a box of 104 Crayola crayons. I don't know why, but I just remember being so happy about that gift. Perhaps it was because it gave free rein to my imagination." (Terri Ring of Cary, N.C.)

* When I was in the second grade, I really wanted a pair of go-go boots (hey it was 1970!) and my parents actually bought them for me. I looked so cool, strutting around in my jammies and go-go boots--even with them on the wrong feet!" (Cathy Donahue of Valley Park, Mo.)

* "A mother's ring from my husband and three sons. They gave it to me with my best friend and family all around me. They all got tears in their eyes as I cried when I saw it. It had taken all their savings and some hard work shoveling sidewalks. What a beautiful gift for a mom!" (Name withheld; Dunlap, Iowa)

* "The successful heart surgery of our infant daughter, in the 1950s when this surgery was still in its infancy." (Mrs. Joseph Gund of LaCrosse, Wis.)

* "A bear on a box with a love poem from my husband after we had gone through an annus horribilis." (Valerie Golembiewski of Tucson, Ariz.)

* "A charm bracelet from my dad that had one charm on it only--a circular charm that read `Julie' and the date imprinted on it. …

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