The ‘Under the Microscope’ series of blog posts explores items that I have helped to catalogue and digitise for the Teams of Our Lady Transatlantic Super-Regional archive.
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Today, December 25th, is the start of the twelve days of Christmas, and what better than to share a blog post about the twelve days of Christmas.
While digitising the Thames West Sector newsletters, the Thames Westerly, I came across a article in the December 2000 issue about the song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. As with some items in newsletters, the author was not named.
The article looks at the origins of the song as a tool to educate people in the meaning of the Christian faith.
Like the article suggests, when I think of the twelve days of Christmas I think of the song. I’d just thought of the song as one of many that are sung during the Christmas period, and had absolutely no idea that the origins of the song were based in Christianity.
Merry Christmas from Learning About Archives!