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December 16th – The sixteenth day of Advent

December 16, 2008

We three kings…

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The twelve days of Christmas begin on Christmas Day, December 25th and end on the Twelfth Night, January 5th . January 6th, traditionally the last day of the Christmas season, is when Latin countries celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, or Three Kings Day.  This is when children receive the majority of their gifts from the Three Kings rather than from Santa Claus at Christmas. Before going to bed the children place their old shoes or a box filled with grass or hay under their bed for the camels with a wish list on top for the Three Kings. In the morning the shoes or box is filled with toys and gifts from the Three Kings.

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  1. December 17, 2008 3:23 am

    I had no idea that that is what Twelfth Night was. Love the Shakespeare play but never knew about this. Thanks for sharing, I feel like I’ve actually done something worthwhile today by learning something interesting. Work has been pointless today! 🙂

  2. December 17, 2008 8:45 am

    Q, I never answered your question – the berries you saw on the shelf in one my pictures are (fake) cranberries in cute little pots – they were on sale at Michaels. I have kind of a cranberry thing.

    Also, am reading Nicholas Nickleby as my Dickens-in-December book.

    I love this picture, feel I should know the artist – or is it just the fabulous colors?

    The cranberries are beautiful – and they look real!!
    Are you liking the Dickens?
    I couldn’t find an artist credit for it. Sorry. The colors really are fabulous. I will have to do a little more research and give credit as due. I have been a bit pressed for time….

  3. dhahran180 permalink
    June 24, 2009 4:37 am

    Hello,

    Thought I’d let you know that the beautiful image “tres reyes.jpg” you posted on your site is a painting by James Christensen, who is quite famous. His prints sell for top dollar, and he has authored and illustrated a few coffee-table books, such as “A Journey of the Imagination”, and “Voyage of the Basset”. Hopefully, this will enable you to give him proper credit.

    Thank you for the giving me the name so I can give proper credit…. I did a rudimentary search and didn’t come up with a name, so I appreciate you letting me know. You are absolutely right – “quite famous and prints sell for top dollar.” Here is a site that sells his prints, and they are pretty incredible. Unfortunately, also out of my price range! http://www.jameschristensen.com/saintsandangels.html

    Thanks.

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