My true love gave to me...
It seems that hardly anyone celebrates the 12 days of Christmas any more. It's the period from December 26 to January 6; it's the time it took for the Three Kings (or the Three Wise Men) from first seeing the Star to travel to the Manger in Bethlehem.
I like to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, keeping the tree and the decorations up until January 6. I didn't put up a tree and have minimal decorations this year, but I shall keep those decorations up for the duration. We
all spend so much time and energy planning and getting ready for the holidays that is seems a pity to have it over in just one day. Why not extend the celebrations for the full 12 days?
Daughter and I had a lovely Christmas Day, yesterday. We spent the morning relaxing at home. In the afternoon, I baked a cake and wrapped gifts. Then, we went to dinner at my cousin's house and celebrated Christmas with an aunt, cousins, and their families.
Today, on the first day of Christmas, I made us waffles for breakfast, did a load of laundry, and then, went shopping with daughter for another gift or two. Later in the evening, we went to dinner at a friend's house.
What did you do on the first day of Christmas?