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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Christmastide – Days Eleven and Twelve

January 10th, 2018 by Aubri

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Day 11.

The Eleventh Day of Christmas began with this beautiful sunrise.

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The house was quiet with the peace of a new morning. I love moments like this one. The light in the room even seems peaceful. It reminds me to stop and enjoy it while it lasts.

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We had a couple gifts to open today.

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One I was eager to open myself. I was told what was inside and coudn’t wait to see just how this would go down.

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Remeber I let the babies watch Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer 1964 special a few days before this one? Well this was why!

A box bursting with all the characters from the show! Needless to say, they were a huge hit.

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A friend of one of our members at church made these for an auction our youth group held. They were purchased anonymously to be given to our kiddos!

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That evening we had a young man from church over to eat supper with us. I thought it would be fun to include him in our traditional Hot Chocolate Party.

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It was a bit muted but there was a special surprise for the babies…Turkish Delight! I was going to let them guess why we were having this and where they had heard of it before, but they figured it out right away. It was of course what the White Witch gave Edmund to eat in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe that we had listened to during Advent.

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Day 12.

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas we had one more morning of gifts. This time I put them under the tree like they do in the stories and kept Josphine tied up somewhere. The rest of the day I spent going all over town to finish my shopping for our Epiphany Open House we would host the next day for our congregation.

When I got home I “cooked” up all the dishes for our Twelfth Night Feast. I liked the dinner party ideaΒ I found on A Shower of Roses and thought it would be so fun to do.

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And by “cooked” I mean I cut, plated or warmed the dishes for our feast. Lily made all the labels for each dish.

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She also attempted to make the 10 Commandment cookies, that gel stuff is really hard to work with!

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Dove chocolates and Deviled eggs Two Ways. Some babies like them “just white.”

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And that’s it!

Our TWELVE days of Christmas 2017! It’s been a delightful Christmastide. We have some fun traditions the babies are remembering now from year to year. We tweak them a little each time but I hope to keep them a part of our family for years to come.

4 Responses to “Christmastide – Days Eleven and Twelve”

  1. Ewe says:

    One year we did something similar, but we served each food on the day of Christmas. On 1st day we had pears, 3rd day Cornish hens, etc. I had seen a magazine article about it when I was in a doctor’s office and came up with my own ideas that I could make with our family’s food sensitivities in mind. We went to my in-laws in the middle of the days of Christmas so when we got home we tried to make up the days we missed. I decided it was a great tradition, but not going to work when we went away for Christmas. We should have done it this year when we stayed home for Christmas. I love the idea of doing it on 12th night and keeping it simple and not doing so much cooking like I did. I love your candlesticks and 12 days ornaments, thanks for sharing where they came from!

  2. Ohhh…where did you find the Turkish Delight? I’ve been looking and looking and looking…

    Thanks so much for sharing your 12 days of Christmas with us – I’ve enjoyed it so much.


  3. Aubri says:

    Ewe, I had considered serving 12 day dishes on each day respectively but had promised a night to each child to make the supper of their choice which they loved. And yes, schedules during this time get weird. I wonder if it will work next year because it was fun but you never know what’s gonna be going on! Hopefully we can do it again though. It does get to be a ton of food pretty quickly though for one night! πŸ˜€

    Lea, I found the Turkish Delight at Home Goods. They had a couple different types. I went with the prettier box. πŸ˜€ I’m glad you liked all the Christmas posts. We had a fun couple of weeks!

  4. grandmere says:

    What fun! You are so creative! πŸ™‚