How many of you really wondered what are we even singing about? A Partridge in a pear tree? Swans a swimming? Geese a laying? WHAT?!
I grew up in a family that loved to sing, and we went Christmas caroling every year! It was a wonderful tradition that I hope to continue. Some/most of these Christmas songs are very old, and have sayings in them, that are not common knowledge to us. Well, maybe to someone who knows a thing or two about birds.. but not me!
Traditions can be a good thing and with out going into the history of the 12 days of Christmas, I think the gifts listed in the song were very wise gifts. Gifts that brought value and produced something, gifts that encouraged and helped out! Gifts that were not a waste of money!
As you prepare for the holidays, make sure you are not wasting money buying gifts that are not useful or won't be appreciated. Make sure you spend your money wisely and get gifts that will encourage, help and bring a smile to your loved ones faces! OH and don't forget to collect all of your spare change to dump in our high speed coin machine, to deposit into your account! Money is money!
And just for kicks, enjoy this remixed 12 Days of Christmas!
Keeping it Fresh, Young & Free,