Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Much is written about this custom. I don't give gifts these days but used it as additional teaching days all the time I did Daycare. On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree. The True love is God the Father and the Partridge is Jesus Christ. This year I have pictures left from the files before Christmas so will share some of them.
Another poem can be sung to same tune...
"On the first day of Christmas Jesus gave to me salvation full and free."
This first day I share things that remind me of things my Mama had, did or taught me. She and her Mama had these precious little choir boy candles purchased each year and burned in the evenings when we sang Christmas carols the days after Christmas
Our Ranch was called Pine Site Ranch and Mama loved pine symbols - pine cone shaped candles were a favorite gift in her later years when she didn't really need much in "things" and preferred things that she could 'use up, wear out and make do'