Tuesday, December 24, 2013

12 Days of Christmas - Day 12

Samples of Gourmet Tea
Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas at Grandma's Attic! Every day from now until Christmas we will feature a different item from our quilt shop. You'll want to check the posts each day from now through the 24th to see what Grandma has for you this holiday season!

On the 12th Day of the 12 Days of Christmas there are Twelve Lords a-Leaping about. If the hub-bub of the holidays has you completed exhausted and tired of the gathering noise and chaos, you might want to sit down for a moment and enjoy a relaxing cup of tea and a good book. It's something that Grandma Rachel herself likes to do when she has a moment.

Grandma's Attic also includes a teabag in our mail order packages. If you've ever longed to try a sampling of all our our teas, this is your opportunity to relax, sit back, and enjoy a refreshing cup of gourmet tea! By popular demand, we've put together a sample packet of our gourmet teas. Each packet contains 17 flavor sealed, foil wrapped tea bags--one each of the delicious flavors of tea we carry at Grandma's Attic Teabags included are: Blueberry, Camomile, Canadian Icewine, Cranberry, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Green, Mango, Maple, Monk's Blend, Orange Pekoe, Peach Apricot, Pure Peppermint, Rooibos, Strawberry and Vanilla.

Twelve Days of Christmas Fun Fact: If you've been keeping track of how much the Twelve gifts your true love sends to you will cost, hiring twelve acrobatic Lords a-Leaping will cost $524.34 each, for a total of $6,292.08. Total cost for the entire Twelve Days of Christmas, if you were to give the gifts just once per verse, is $29,102.55. Now if only you knew what to do with all those birds, musicians, and dancers!

It is interesting to note that the historical observance of Twelve Days of Christmas is almost a forgotten tradition in the United States. Among the varied reasons why this might be the case is that the celebration of New Year's Eve, with all of the attendant parties and traditions of its own, has gained so much popularity. While most of us might have "dropped the ball" (so to speak) on the Twelve Days of Christmas, many people both here and abroad still keep the Twelve Days of Christmas warm in their hearts. And we here at the shop, earnestly hope that all of us together can keep the spirit of joy, fellowship and good cheer going long after the Christmas season has ended.

Twelve Days of Christmas Quote:  "Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart...filled it, too, with melody that would last forever." < Bess Streeter Aldrich, American Author, 1881-1954>

Our 12 Days of Christmas pattern is taken from our 12 Days of Christmas Block of the Month Club. You can also order the pattern by itself.

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