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The 12 Days of Christmas for Lovers

A Practical Solution

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The 12 Days of Christmas (also known as Christmastide and Twelvetide) traditionally last from December 26 through January 6th. Consider giving gifts to your spouse on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Here's a more economical version than the original. Our version includes hugs, kisses, love songs, and other inexpensive tokens of your love for one another.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a sweet kiss on my forehead.

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, two blooming flowers, and a sweet kiss on my forehead.

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, three nice hugs, two blooming flowers, and a sweet kiss on my forehead.

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, four telephone calls, three nice hugs, two blooming flowers, and a sweet kiss on my forehead.

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, five chocolate gold coins , four telephone calls, three nice hugs, two blooming flowers, and a sweet kiss on my forehead.

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, six candy kisses, five chocolate gold coins, four telephone calls, three nice hugs, two blooming flowers, and a sweet kiss on my forehead.

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a seven minute massage, six candy kisses, five chocolate gold coins, four telephone calls, three nice hugs, two blooming flowers, and a sweet kiss on my forehead.

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, eight tasty cookies , a seven minute massage, six candy kisses, five chocolate gold coins, four telephone calls, three nice hugs, two blooming flowers, and a sweet kiss on my forehead.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, nine hidden love notes, eight tasty cookies, a seven minute massage, six candy kisses, five chocolate gold coins, four telephone calls, three nice hugs, two blooming flowers, and a sweet kiss on my forehead.

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, ten love songs to play , nine hidden love notes, eight tasty cookies, a seven minute massage, six candy kisses, five chocolate gold coins, four telephone calls, three nice hugs, two blooming flowers, and a sweet kiss on my forehead.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, eleven passionate kisses, ten love songs to play, nine hidden love notes, eight tasty cookies, a seven minute massage, six candy kisses, five chocolate gold coins, four telephone calls, three nice hugs, two blooming flowers, and a sweet kiss on my forehead.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, twelve no-chore coupons, eleven passionate kisses, ten love songs to play, nine hidden love notes, eight tasty cookies, a seven minute massage, six candy kisses, five chocolate gold coins, four telephone calls, three nice hugs, two blooming flowers, and a sweet kiss on my forehead.

Today, according to PNC Financial Services Group, the true cost of a single set of the original Twelve Days gifts would probably be $27,393.17 or $114,651.18 for all 364 items. However, our version costs just a fraction of that -- around $60.

What you need to actually purchase or do on the 12 Days of Christmas:

  • 12 kisses on forehead (1 for 12 days)
  • 22 blooming flowers (2 for 11 days)
  • 30 hugs (3 for 10 days)
  • 36 phone calls (4 for 9 days)
  • 40 chocolate gold coins (5 for 8 days)
  • 42 candy kisses (6 for 7 days)
  • 6 7-minutes massages (1 for 6 days)
  • 40 cookies (8 for 5 days)
  • 36 love notes to hide around the house (9 for 4 days)
  • 30 love songs to play (10 for 3 days)
  • 22 passionate kisses (11 for 2 days)
  • 12 coupons for not having to do a chore around the house (12 for 1 day)

HAVE FUN!!

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