December 7, 2021
On the 6th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 6 geese a laying
~ represents: the 6 days it took God to create the world
” In times past, Twelfth Night was the grand finale of the Yuletide season filled with dances, feasts and revels. So why was Twelfth Night celebrated on the evening of January 5th, not the 6th? This is because in days gone by people considered the evening the start of a new day, not midnight as we do today. Likewise, the first night of the Twelve Days of Christmas is the evening of December 25th.”
“Why 12 days? Many social historians believe that the timing and duration of the Christmas season are inherited from pre-Christian midwinter festivals that coincided with the Winter Solstice. Early peoples also reckoned time by the moon, and over the course of a year, there is roughly a 12-day difference between the solar and lunar calendars. This 12-day difference was set aside as a special “time out of time”, filled with supernatural events and folklore.”
On the 7th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 7 swans a-swimming
~ represents: seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: prophecy, ministry, teaching, exhortation, giving, leading, and compassion
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On the twelfth day of Christmas my kittens gave to me…
12 minutes purring 11 broken knick-knacks
10 well-chewed ribbons 9 furry hairballs
8 midnight frolics 7 soggy cat toys
6 piles of cat poop 5 … headless … mice
4 shredded chairs 3 feathers
2 vet bills and a toppled over Christmas tree