5 Days To Christmas!
Have the Christmas Carolers visited your house as yet – spreading joy, peace, love and all the other yuletide greetings? I can still hear their voices ringing in my ears. With 5 days to go, our Christmas Countdown features Eight Maids A-Milking, from the song ‘12 Days of Christmas’.
Eighth Day Of Christmas – Eight Maids A-Milking!
“On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me – Eight Maids A-Milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, Five Golden Rings! Four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree!”
The Eight Maids A-Milking has two religious symbols attached to it. The first being the more obvious one – the number Eight referring to the eight beatitudes bestowed upon us. The second symbols is that of the maid – symbolizing humbleness and faithfulness.
Other symbolisms included the value of milk in the olden days. As there was no way for a person to preserve any type of dairy product, it was considered very precious at all times.
Christmas being one of the most popular seasons of marriage proposals and romance flying in the air also possesses a referral to the term ‘go a-milking’. During the olden days if a maid was asked to ‘go a-milking’ it was either a marriage proposal or a very risky way of asking for a night of intimacy (yikes!)
Eight Maids A-Milking Products
If you collect magnets or know someone who does, then this is a must have during this season! It also makes a great stockings stuffer.
2. Full-Length Apron
This is just what you need while you milk the cows! (just kidding) Or maybe you could use it on those days that the oil decides to splatter everything.
3. Adult Lounge Pants
Who said that Christmas and comfort don’t go hand-in-hand?
4. Cookie Cutter
Take a break from the usual Christmas Tree/ Gingerbread man cookie cutter and get this one!
5. Water Bottle
Carry this sassy water bottle to university or maybe even work!
12 Days Of Christmas Gift Wrapping Paper
Who doesn’t need a bit of wrapping paper on Christmas!? Get this pretty ’12 days of Christmas’ themed wrapping paper!