Tales of a Suburban Cookie Swap

If you enjoy this newsletter, give it a heart, share it on social media or forward it to a friend! The holiday season is all about tradition, and there is no holiday tradition as sacred in Suburbia as good old-fashioned one-upmanship. When it comes to Christmas, you can’t just keep up with the Jones’ — you gotta blow the Jones’ out of the water! Some flex their Suburban prowess by stringing up the most extravagant holiday lights, while others compete over who can give their family the most lavish gifts. But where I grew up, we didn’t just send one another holiday Glamour Shots with a resume of our family’s accomplishments that year, we outdid each other in a different way: the annual cookie swap.

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