Well, Merry Christmas, one and all.
Wishing you a special day filled with happy memories, peace and rest.
For those of you who are into holiday trivia or history, the fun has just begun.
If the the words, Partridge in a Pear tree sound familiar, you will appreciate the scoop on today’s festive blog.
Few realize these days, that the 12 Days of Christmas, actually begins on Christmas Day. And day 12 arrives on January 5 — the day many of you may remember in known as Epiphany.
Our Colonial forefathers, as we are all well aware,were English, and thus brought many holiday traditions with them to our shores. One of those traditions was a  homemade wreath that was made from greenery and any fruits that might be available. Making the wreaths was one of the traditions of Christmas Eve.  And would be hung on your front door beginning on Christmas Night (1st night of Christmas) through Twelfth Night or Epiphany morning. Meanwhile, aswas the tradition back in England, all decorations would be taken down by Epiphany morning.
Interestingly, a special cake, the king cake, was also baked at that time for Epiphany. But we’ll talk more about that later.
For now, Merry, Merry Christmas and a VERY happy New Year.