Updated: Dec 11, 2018
Dec 8, 2018.
With Christmas looming and crammed calendars, thought this was appropriate. An old card. I made per year with write-ups on the back. This one is from 2007. A good reminder for me to slow down.
The 12 Days of Christmas
Modern culture has moved from tradition considerably.
The Christmas season begins as early as Hallowe’en and the Twelve Days have become five weeks of plugged calendars, countless errands and innumerable festivities. By the second day after Christmas, we are spent — emotionally, physically, and financially.
With full bellies, plugged recycle boxes, and shedding trees, the celebrations are done for another year. We want nothing more than to stop and flop.
Traditionally the 12 Days of Christmas begin Christmas Day
and last until the Epiphany, the magi’s appearance. These days marked a time of great gala and joyful celebration ending on January seventh.
The Twelfth night is when the three kings arrived with gifts for the baby Jesus. Often in midevil times a Kings Cake was served and presents were exchanged. Shakespeare staged his famous play after this eve.
Though modern day has moved us into new heights ever imagined, let us keep some of the rich Christ tradition,and save something of ourselves for the real twelve days of Christmas.
Afterall, it is His birthday.