"Laws are never as effective as habits."
It all started at the end of 2000. We started celebrating my 50th birthday (Jan, 2001). We took off before Thanksgiving and spent 6 weeks in New Orleans, Louisiana. This was just the beginning of my 50th birthday celebration, I spent the rest of the year traveling the world, Malasia, Singapore, London, Paris, and Massa, Italy.
I had 2 grandchildren at this time. Jessica was 4 years old. Abigail was just 11/2 years old. I thought that I would like to do something to make it special for Jessica since I wasn't going to be there for Christmas.
So I searched the French Quarter and the Market for things to send her. I got this idea of 12 days of Chirstmas. So I gathered beads, dolls, alligators, masks, candy and pencils. The post office was just blocks away from the apartment that we rented. So everyday I took my little packages to the mail box and mailed them to Jessica.
It was a BIG HIT! She would sit by the glass door everyday waiting for the mailman to come.
So, it's now 2006 and I am out trying to find items for the 12 days of Christmas. I have been using alot more candy and gum since I now have 7 grandchildren to send to. 4 of the little darlings are at one address, two at another and one at my daughters homes. So postage is not so bad.
|Just do the figures
- 1 x 7 = 7 items for the first day
- 2 x 7 = 14 items for the second day
- 3 x 7 = 21 items for the third day
- 4 x 7 = 28 items for the fourth day
- 5 x 7 = 35 items for the fifth day
- 6 x 7 = 42 items for the sixth day
- 7 x 7 = 49 items for the seventh day
- 8 x 7 = 56 items for the eigth day
- 9 x 7 = 63 items for the nineth day
- 10 x 7 = 70 items for the tenth day
- 11 x 7 = 77 items for the eleventh day
- 12 x 7 = 84 items for the twelfth day
- Making a grand total of 546 items. So you have to keep your cost way down.
- Now figure the postage (at $5.00 each) for 12 days x 3 = $180.00