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  PlaneTree website December 2007 
Year-end gift giving
Have you ever come to PlaneTree feeling uninformed, indecisive, or anxious - and left the library feeling altogether better? Please show your appreciation by generously making this experience is available for others in the new year.

On the right you will find a button for making an easy, secure online donation. If you prefer to donate by mail, simply send your check to -
PlaneTree Health Library
15891 Los Gatos-Almaden Road
Los Gatos, CA  95032
 
The person on your list who has everything might appreciate a donation to PlaneTree in his or her honor. We'll send your honoree a special card (without mentioning the amount) and you'll both feel good! 
$5 stocking stuffers for the senses
  
Dried Lavender
 Have an adventurous cook on your gift list?
Give them a new taste sensation! We have pesticide-free, culinary lavendar for use in stews, vegetables and desserts.
    
Want to get (or give) a luxurious massage?
Woman receiving a massageDrop a hint!
Our vials of pure essential oils are perfect for adding scent to a neutral massage oil. Enhance your pleasure with a calming - or stimulating - scent.

Lit candle wickDoes a friend need more peace or joy at home?
Help create the right atmosphere with oil-infused aromatherapy candles in convenient, lidded tins. Therapeutic quality.
Upcoming free Saturday lectures
The following authors will be available for book-signing after their presentations, which will begin at 10 a.m.

January 19   When Cancer Calls ... Say Yes to Life
Rusty and Pamela Hammer, cofounders of the new The Wellness Community Silicon Valley

January 26    Dancing Mama: Stories from My Life
by Juliana Richmond, local author of a touching memoir

February 2   Quality of Life: Workbook and Resource Guide
by Bruce Draper, R.N. and counselor
Seeing 70 in your rear-view mirror?
Photo of windshield and rear-view mirrorIn 2007 only, taxpayers who are over 70 can donate up to $100,000 from a traditional IRA to a public charity without having to count the gift as ordinary income.

If you're a senior who has withdrawn money from an IRA during 2007(or will have before December 31), please note that a significant donation to PlaneTree could lower your tax bracket. Both you and your community health library win!

Be sure to follow the "qualified charitable distribution" requirements. For more information, talk to your financial advisor or read "Are Distributions Taxable" on this (slow-to-finish-loading) IRS webpage.
In This Issue
Stocking stuffers
Upcoming health lectures
Win-win option for seniors
Support PlaneTree
Click this button to donate
Donate online
Holiday Book Sale
20% off *
40% off selected titles
PlaneTree's bookstore has numerous titles perfect for holiday giving. Free gift wrapping is available.

Choose books to make your loved ones laugh:

Book titled "How Are You Peeling? Foods with moods"
 
Or cry:
Cover of book titled "Mostly Bob"
 
Or marvel:
Book titled "The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness: A true story
The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness: A True Story
 
* During December only, all new book titles discounted.
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Dog and cat relaxing
PlaneTree on Holiday
 
PlaneTree's staff and volunteers will take a two-week holiday break. Our last day of service in 2007 will be Saturday, December 22.
 
Service as usual will resume on Tuesday, January 8, 2008.
We hope your holiday season will be peaceful and fulfilling, and 2008 will be a healthy new year.