Christians believe God gave the world his son on Christmas, while three wise men began a tradition of gift-giving that marks the day. Other traditions include gifts from early December through early January. Some gifts come from shopping malls, others are simple gestures. Please share a true story of gift-giving you believe exemplifies the spirit of the season. Send no more than 150 words with your name, home address and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Monday for publication Dec. 25.