I know you think Christmas is over, but actually—”On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…”
The twelve days of Christmas mentioned in the song are referring to the 12 days between Christmas and the arrival of the three kings to the Bethlehem—thus December 26 through January 6. To a girl who grew up in a Cuban family, these weren’t ordinary Kings—these were The Three Magic Kings Los Tres Reyes Magos that brought the really choice presents to us on January 6. My family eventually adopted Santa Claus as well (to a kid, the more magical bearers of presents the better).
In celebration of the 12 days of Christmas (December 26 to January 6) here are a few suggestion you can give your true love (or a friend that might need a little love) that will have them start the New Year singing:
On the first day of Christmas (Dec. 26) my true love gave to me—a partridge in a pear tree
I was so excited to find a cute little salt and pepper shaker at Pottery Barn, I started singing in the store! Also for pear--Eminence Pear & Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher. My friend Colleen recommended this organic scrub because it smells great and she thinks it makes her skin looks 10 years younger (with a testimonial like that, who needs a pear tree?).
Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year!
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