Epiphany Is Here! (The REAL Twelve Days of Christmas)

Epiphany is Here! (The REAL Twelve Days of Christmas) Today we celebrate Epiphany and the end of the Christmas season!

If you’ve been following The REAL Twelve Days of Christmas series, you know that, although it’s mostly overlooked in our culture, Christmas Day is the beginning, not the end, of the Christmas season! Our family chooses to recognize the traditional twelve days. We’ve found that observing Advent in the days leading up to Christmas, and then celebrating Christmas for twelve days instead of one, gives us a real opportunity to slow down, immerse our family in,  and focus on, what God has done and is doing all year long!

I’ve shared some background on Epiphany and how our family usually celebrates before. Depending on how the calendar falls in a particular year and what else is going on in our lives, some years we’re able to get a bit more elaborate and some we’re not. This year, we’re keeping it simple and low-key.

Here’s what this year looks like for our family: [Read more…]

Twelve Drummers Drumming (The REAL Twelve Days of Christmas)

The Real Twelve Days of Christmas

It’s the twelfth day of Christmas! Tomorrow is Epiphany!

The Christmas season, or Christmastide, doesn’t actually begin until Christmas Day, lasting for the next twelve days until the Feast of Epiphany, on January 6, and celebrating the Incarnation: “God With Us”! These are the days referred to in the popular Christmas carol. So, we’re celebrating each day with a short explanation and thought. If you’re coming into the series late, click here to start with the first day:)

Here’s day twelve: [Read more…]

Eleven Pipers Piping (The REAL Twelve Days of Christmas)

The Real Twelve Days of Christmas

Merry eleventh day of Christmas!

The Christmas season, or Christmastide, doesn’t actually begin until Christmas Day, lasting for the next twelve days until the Feast of Epiphany, on January 6, and celebrating the Incarnation: “God With Us”! These are the days referred to in the popular Christmas carol. So, we’re celebrating each day with a short explanation and thought. If you’re coming into the series late, click here to start with the first day:)

Here’s day eleven: [Read more…]

Ten Lords A-Leaping (The REAL Twelve Days of Christmas)

The Real Twelve Days of Christmas

It’s the tenth day of Christmas!

The Christmas season, or Christmastide, doesn’t actually begin until Christmas Day, lasting for the next twelve days until the Feast of Epiphany, on January 6, and celebrating the Incarnation: “God With Us”! These are the days referred to in the popular Christmas carol. So, we’re celebrating each day with a short explanation and thought. If you’re coming into the series late, click here to start with the first day:)

Here’s day ten: [Read more…]

Nine Ladies Dancing (The REAL Twelve Days of Christmas)

The Real Twelve Days of Christmas

Merry ninth day of Christmas!

The Christmas season, or Christmastide, doesn’t actually begin until Christmas Day, lasting for the next twelve days until the Feast of Epiphany on January 6, and celebrating the Incarnation: “God With Us”! These are the days referred to in the popular Christmas carol. So, we’re celebrating each day with a short explanation and thought. If you’re coming into the series late, click here to start with the first day:)

Here’s day nine of the real twelve days of Christmas: [Read more…]

Eight Maids A-Milking: The REAL Twelve Days of Christmas

The Real Twelve Days of Christmas

Merry eighth day of Christmas – and Happy New Year!

The Christmas season, or Christmastide, doesn’t actually begin until Christmas Day, lasting for the next twelve days until the Feast of Epiphany on January 6, and celebrating the Incarnation: “God With Us”! These are the days referred to in the popular Christmas carol. So, we’re celebrating the real twelve days of Christmas with a short explanation and thought for each day. If you’re coming into the series late, click here to start with the first day:)

Here’s day eight of the real twelve days of Christmas: [Read more…]