After first asking, Christmas House volunteer Claire Horton, who works at Wells Fargo Bank, hugs Barbara Diaz, a mother of three who has had three brain surgeries in the past year. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

After first asking, Christmas House volunteer Claire Horton, who works at Wells Fargo Bank, hugs Barbara Diaz, a mother of three who has had three brain surgeries in the past year. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Families talk about their gratitude toward Christmas House

The Snohomish County nonprofit helps put toys and other gifts under the tree.

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