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You are responsible for the gifts you give

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 9:05 am

Christmas lists have already been maade and some of the last minute shopping is just being wrapped up. I know from reading the cute Santa Letters from the kids around the area that a “real dog” or “real cat” were pretty high on the demands of these young kiddos. Parents always try their hardest to make Christmas special for their children but you must weigh all possibilities when making a

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