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Advice on Yankee swaps

Plus, hurt feelings from a Facebook photo album.

>My brother-in-law has decided that now that his two children are grown he would like to “save everyone a little money” and do a Yankee swap for Christmas. His mother agrees. I think they are being very selfish, as they both can afford to buy something — even just $10 — so my preteen daughter gets the excitement of opening gifts. Am I being selfish?

L.C. / Salem  

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