Christmas 2006 is officially done. I’ll be tearing down the tree, the lights, the 30-foot plastic Santa who looks slightly Asian and more-than-slightly deranged, and calling it a day. The picture is my gift from my daughters. How well they know me! Just when I thought they’d never top the framed “glove sandwich” picture they gave me, they find a way. And I have no idea why my camera thinks it is March 9, 2005.

So, before we embark on the annual “reflecting on the past year” and “things to look for next year” and the dreaded “resolutions,” what was your best gift this year?