No, I am not talking about raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens (although I do enjoy both of those things, and the song
, for that matter). But seriously, these are a few of our favorite things that we have gotten in Twelve Days Boxes.
I have only had the pleasure of having my own set of twelve gifts to open during the Twelve Days of Christmas for the past four or five years, but I certainly have favorite things that I have received in my boxes over the years. I would have to say that my number one favorite thing that I ever got in a Twelve Days box: a small Monet “trinket box” that I use every night to put my rings in before I go to bed. The one that Mary Ellen found for me is similar to this one:
except mine has a dragonfly on it, since I love dragonflies.
I also love to get candy, and jewelry - what can I say, I am easy to please!
Jonathon has opened almost 400 Twelve Days boxes since he was a little boy, (twelve boxes a year for over thirty years) and his favorite things to get are still little Lego sets like these:
and puzzles like these:
(even though he can pretty much solve any puzzle at this point).
After all the hub-bub and hustle of Christmas is over, it is really nice to have just one little gift to look forward to each day. Whether you open it in the morning, or wait until the evening it is a wonderful way to extend the Christmas spirit for twelve more days. Jonathon and I enjoy opening our boxes, and then calling our parents to find out what they got that day. We hope that you enjoy this tradition as much as we do!