Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Happy Third Day of Christmas

Do you celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas? At Wilmette we do. All those Christmas preparations mean that one day of celebration is simply not enough. Somehow it's impossible to start Christmas way back at Halloween, when the merchants think we should enter into a frenzy of shopping. Decorating the day after Thanksgiving? That's become popular in the past few years, but it interferes with enjoying Thanksgiving weekend. Isn't one holiday at a time enough?

I really liked this picture of the three French hens up above enjoying a domestic moment. The gift for the third day of Christmas from the famous song has resulted in no shortage of lovely illustrations over the years; this is first time I've seen this type of interpretation and I thought I'd like to share it with you.


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