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  1. Swastikas Spotted on Hanukkah Gift Wrap

    Well, this is awkward. A customer in California noticed that the blue-and-silver wrapping paper intended for Jews observing Hanukkah had an odd but distinctive geometric pattern — one that included swastikas. Hallmark has recalled the wrapping paper and apologized to its customers, saying the wrapping paper pattern was based on a Chinese vase decoration. Considering the swastika’s origins as an Eastern religious symbol, that may have made sense before 1933. Nowadays, it may only appeal to racist prison-gang Secret Santas.

    Fast Company

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