So why are Turtle Doves referenced in The Twelve Days of Christmas? In researching this verse I found it to be quite special and meaningful. In history, Turtle Doves have been known as a symbol of faithfulness, love and devotion. Turtle Doves in nature are known to live in pairs for their lifetimes. They stay together and “can’t live” without the other. So as I think about a gift a true love can give to to his or her mate there may be no greater gift of love, an unconditional love, that is everlasting and is true and timeless. This may now be my favorite verse!
A Partridge in a Pear Tree
The song is in part a reference to the gifts that the wisemen brought. Composer Frederic Austin transformed the folk story into a song and nursery rhyme. In today’s hurried world, it may not seem like we always have time for simple songs or nursery games, but by putting today’s technology to work, we just might be able to take back some of the precious moments in our busy lives.
There’s plenty of technology that can make our time in the kitchen a little easier. We now have refrigerators that can keep inventory and help create our grocery lists. There are ranges, washers and dryers that can be controlled by smartphones. Apple, Amazon and Google technology can help us organize the kitchen chaos and even serenade us with a simple song about A partridge in a pear tree! So set aside a couple minutes, sit with someone you love, and ask Alexa or Siri to sing to you about the 12 Days of Christmas.
Have you ever wondered about the history and meaning of the Twelve Days of Christmas?
The Twelve Days of Christmas refer to the 12 days leading up to Christmas Day and the arrival of the three wisemen. The days leading up to their arrival were ones of anticipation and hope. The famous song was written by English composer Frederic Austin and first published around 1780, setting to music a story of anticipation. The days would culminate in a 12th Day Celebration that would include singing, delicious dishes and a Twelve Day cake or Kings Cake! Over the next couple of weeks, I will bring you some history about the Twelve Days along with gifts of design inspiration, recipes that are rich in history, anticipation and celebration!
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