December 26, 2012
The Twelve Days of Christmas are the festive days beginning Christmas
Day and ending on the Twelfth Night of Christmas which is always on the
evening of January 5th.
Currently, the twelve days and nights are celebrated in widely varying
ways around the world. For example, some give gifts only on Christmas Day, some only on Twelfth Night, and some each of the twelve nights.
Celebrants observing the Twelve Days may give gifts on each day of the
Twelve Days representing a wish for a corresponding month of the new year.
The significance of the twelve days of Christmas to Christians is that they
mark the time between when Jesus was born and when he was visited by the Wise Men. In some countries, Epiphany, January 6, is the more traditional date for giving gifts than is
Christmas day. These gifts symbolize the gifts brought by the Wise Men,
also called the Three Kings, or Magi.
I personally like the theory that the Magi were religious scholars and astronomers,
travelling with a large entourage, "following the star", or some astrological phenomenon.
As a theoretical astrophysicist, Grant Mathews spent two years in
research which led him to conclude that the heavenly sign around the time of the
birth of Jesus Christ was likely an unusual alignment of planets, the sun
and the moon.
For more on Grant Mathews' theory, go to:
So, with all this in mind, I hope you will enjoy my gift to you, TWELVE
DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIFTS which you may order for yourself or for re-gifting!
Each day, through January 5th, inspired by both the traditional gifts of the
magi and wishes for the new year, I will make a special, one-day offer on-line. You may order that day,
we'll charge your card, but we will ship your "Gifts" on Monday, January 6th! You may order items just one day, or all twelve! With
multiple orders you'll save on shipping, as all will ship as one package,
with one shipping charge, on January 6th. You can disregard all the individual shipping costs showing on your receipts.
These are not your actual charges.
If you are local, or will be in Newton on or about January 6th, tell us in
the shipping comments that you'll pick up your package, and you'll save
even more! We'll charge your credit card and have it all packaged up pretty and waiting for you.
Supplies are adequate but not unlimited, so if you see something you like, don't hesitate, as it might sell out!
We hope you'll enjoy reading about these gifts, and that you may find them thought provoking and inspirational in more ways than one!
The Twelve Days of Christmas - Anticipating the Gifts of the Magi and
Best Wishes for the New Year!
First Day: The Gift of GOLD
GOLD has greased many a path. Did you know gold can “buy time”? Yes,
when applied to sewing needles, that is! Gold 'N Glide needles go faster -
they glide through the fabric - buying you time!
25% off this collection of
3 different hand needles will convince you too and 2 “golden” fat quarters
just for fun! All for just $11.66 today! (Quilting, Appliqué, Milliner)
See all the
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIFTS here as they are presented.
Charlotte's Sew Natural
710 N. Main St.
Newton, KS 67114
Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 5:30, Thurs.
'til 8, Sat. 9:30 - 5
Fabric & Stitchery
601 SE 36th St (Chisholm Trail Mall, #103)
Newton, KS 67114
Mon. - Fri. 10 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 7, Sat. 10 - 5:30
Mon. - Sun. 12 - 12 :)
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