12 Days of Christmas

12 days of Christmas

Creating a Christmas Habit

"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

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