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!