Sunday, 6 January 2008

Twelfth Night

Tonight is twelfth night, and at midnight Christmas will officially be over. Also, all decorations need to be down by midnight or else (what, I don't know), so I'm busy packing stuff away any-old-how, as long as it's down it counts as gone. If I get it out and sort it out tomorrow, that only counts as organizing and tidying. All I have left to do is take the Christmas tree out, and take down the outside icicle lights.

Invariably I find something that my eagle eyes missed about a week after Christmas, and then I have to leave it around all year or else (what, I don't know). Where did this superstition come from? I just don't know! Last year I forgot to pack a little jingle bell that was hanging on the banister post, so I left it there all year, and each time I'd pass with a wide load (ironed clothes, stuff to be moved upstairs, suitcases) it would jingle and remind me that it was the one that was left behind! This is my chance to put it away, but I got used to it's friendly little chime, so it's staying there for another year!

I just took a picture to show on this blog, and realised that Jingle Bell has been Reindeerised!

Someone has added antlers and a red nose since the Christmas Holidays started. It used to be a plain little bell, I'm sure. Here's a close-up...

How very very strange.......


Karen H. said...

Good Morning Dabrah,
I love your little Reindeer Bell. He is adorable. I would leave him up year round also. I still have my Tree and decorations up. The lights are still going on the tree. LOL. Hopefully I will start working on it one day this week. My MIL said yesterday she wanted to take a picture of it before I took it down. She loved the look of our tree this year. I told her to come over one day and take a picture of it before I took it down. "THANK YOU" for sharing your little Reindeer Bell with us. I'm a little confused here now. I don't understand the 12th day of Christmas. Does it have anthing to do with the song, The 12 Days of Christmas? I'm not very smart here. LOL. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Donna said...

How cute!! I'll have to run around the house to make sure I didn't miss anything! LOL Have fun today!

Sally said...

Hey girl, wanted to thank you for visiting! Also wanted to clear something up - that post was a joke through an email I received. My daughter would never EVER pull my plug. hahaha

I'll be back to visit soon, and catch up on you. :)

Donna said...

Thanks for the add!!! have a great day!

Changes in the wind said...

I am with Karen, don't know that tradition of having to have everything down by the twelfth day....Think the bell is cute anytime of the year:)

Betty said...

Hi Dabrah,

Thank you for visiting my site today and leaving a comment. I hope you will visit often.

I, too, enjoyed the reindeer bell - so cute.

Everything down by the 12th Day sounds like what we try to do in the States, except we try to get everything down before January 1st or by January 1st. Different customs for different countries.