Saturday, December 27, 2014

On The First Day of Christmas

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?


  1. Around here the full 12 days of Christmas are a very quiet time in public life. Just about everything comes to a halt on Christmas Eve. Epiphany is the last public holiday in the series. In between not much is going on. Students are on holiday, many offices are closed, companies take winter breaks.

    But life is not all sweetness and light. Everyone needs the break from the pre Christmas madness. Peace and love are not everywhere and if you haven't eaten too much, it's probably because you had the flu.

    I'm off to buy more candy... :D

  2. Oh, yes, candy! I received a gift certificate to a pound of candy from one of my favorite candy stores. I am going to get daughter's and my favorite chocolates with marzipan filling! :)


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