Eleven Pipers Piping

I can’t believe that today I hung the penultimate ornament in our Hallmark “12 Days of Christmas” series on the tree!

I wonder what the final ornament will look like?

Ten Lords-a-Leaping

As hard as it is to believe, we’re now at the 10th Day of Christmas in the Hallmark ornament series based on the familiar Christmas song:

I can’t believe there are only two more ornaments to look forward to!

Eight Maids-a-Milking

This is the first non-bird ornament in our Hallmark 12 Days of Christmas ornament collection…even “Five Golden Rings” featured a bird! I’m not really sure what to do with this abrupt change in styling, but I assume after the ladies dancing, lords-a-leaping, pipers piping, and drummers drumming join her on the tree, I’ll be used to it!

The 12 Days of Christmas at the Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden had a new section of the Garden Glow this year, featuring the “12 Days of Christmas.” I thought it was a pretty cool display, especially because it was so interactive. There were places to pose, pipes and drums to play, and puppet lords for leaping, in addition to great Christmas lights (I especially enjoyed the three French hens at the Eiffel Tower!). I hope they keep it around next year, because it was really fun!

Eleven Pipers Piping

Twelve Drummers Drumming