Merry First Day of Christmas!
Here begins a series of small articles inspired by the theme of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” the English Christmas carol that enumerates in the manner of a cumulative song a series of increasingly grand gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas.
We intent them to be small gifts from us to all of you.
The First Day of Christmas ~ A Partridge in a Pear Tree
The carol goes:
“On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
A Partridge in a Pear Tree”
We imagine that the “True Love” one hears in the song is not a smitten boy or girl but our Lord Jesus Christ, because truly Lovewas born on Christmas Day!
The partridge in the pear tree also represents Him because that bird is willing to sacrifice its life if necessary to protect its young by feigning injury to draw away predators.
Merry First Day of Christmas
We love you all!