We've sung it. We've heard it. Some of us have even done it with Hand-Motions. Well, all right - that last one - maybe it was just my family who did choreography. Anyway, I'm talking about "The Twelve Days of Christmas".
The fun part of the song, instead of singing it (what could be more fun than singing 12 verses???) is to select a family and give them the 12 days of Christmas. For the 12 days prior to Christmas you anonymously leave gifts for the family you choose.
Well, this year My Family has been selected to receive not one, but two "12 Days of Christmas". (See lists to the right.)
The kids are of course ecstatic. One seems to mostly be treats and goodies - which they they of course gobble right down. And the other is forming into what we believe to be a nativity scene. We have also been receiving some really great inspirational stories with each piece. My kids are thrilled that we are getting another nativity to add to our collection as I decided only last year to start collecting Nativity Scenes.
The kids want to stay up late at night and try to catch the culprits. My daughter claims to have glimpsed one of them. The dog barked ferociously, alerting her and she claims a "very tall man took off running and practically leaped across the yard to avoid being caught." I'll take her word for it.
I've explained to them that it isn't about the "who" but rather the "what" when it comes to Christmas; this season of giving.
So, to my little elves out there, where ever you are and whomever you are, we thank you for helping to make our Christmas a little extra special this year. You can only imagine how much we needed something like this! And a wish for extra Christmas Blessings your way!