Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas

Celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas

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Growing up, one of my favorite Christmas songs was the 12 Days of Christmas (who could forget the classic version by John Denver and the Muppets). I used to imagine what it would be like to receive 12 days worth of gifts – all themed after the old English song. Today, I still enjoy the song but, realistically, I’m not sure what I would do with 12 drummers drumming under my tree. Not to mention, how I could afford to keep a partridge in a pear tree or six geese a laying in my backyard. In fact, a recent report shows that all of the 12 “gifts” mentioned in the song would cost $107,000 today – the swans alone cost $1,000 each!

Instead, I’ve expanded my interest to include holiday decor that reflects the lyrics of the song. Some of my favorite 12 Days items can be found at:

  • Williams Sonoma – a whole range of 12 Days serving items, including plates, mugs, glasses, and napkins
  • Pottery Barn – handcrafted, blown glass ornaments depicting the 12 Days
  • Neiman Marcus – mini holiday ornaments featuring a whimsical take on the song

….and all of these more modern-day depictions of the 12 gifts make it much easier — and more affordable — to enjoy Christmas and  its 12 special days.

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