We’ve had a particularly busy time at work leading up to this Christmas (you’ll see why with our New Year announcement!) so Anne insists we celebrate the full twelve days of Christmas this year. Americans have been misled by the retail industry to think of the twelve days as the countdown to the big day—but with the real Twelve Days of Christmas, we’re one down and eleven holiday days to enjoy before taking down our decorations on Epiphany. (Okay, truth be told, I’m always ready to be done with the tree by New Year’s Day but Teddy likes it up for his birthday on the 2nd and Anne’s a traditionalist who wants to milk it through the 5th, so who am I to argue?)
So even though Anne and I will be getting back to work after Chaz leaves tomorrow, we’ll still make time to enjoy holiday time with family and friends, do special things with the boys, relax and celebrate the season. I’ll be taking and sharing family photos throughout and hope you’ll join me by sharing yours with us on our Facebook page.
And with Christmukkah 2016 giving us Twelve Days of Christmas overlapping with the 8 Days of Hanukkah, we figure a lot of people may still in the gifting mood. So, on the second day of Christmas (3rd day of Hanukkah)…
I look forward to sharing photos with you through the rest of the holiday season, and then starting the New Year with our January courses. Hope to see you in one.
And let us know in the comments if you think of the 12 Days of Christmas as ending or starting with Christmas. I guess what it boils down to is when do you take down your tree and sweep up the last pine needle?