Now, though, do you know what makes Christmas even better than it already is? The fact that it is not confined to just one day! Christmas is a season, an entire season to be merry and happy and grateful for that with which we are blessed in life.
Evan, for one, sure loves that Christmas isn't just a one-day event. He loves the days and days of extra baking that come with this holiday (because, well, butter!), and he loves having all sorts of wrapping paper to roll on and eat, and don't forget those gift boxes (because, well, boxes!). And, of course, that tree is a real hit.
What I'm getting at even more so right now, though, is a little something known as the Twelve Days of Christmas. Do any of our longtime readers remember our posts from last year regarding the Twelve Days of Christmas? Well, in case you don't, we'll give a little refresher on this topic.
So, who all already knows that Christmas Day itself is only just the First Day of Christmas? That means that on December 25th, we're only just starting the merry celebration known as Christmas. Isn't that fantastic!
We love Christmas, and twelve days of it is more than fine with us. That being said, just as with last year, we will be celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas with a piece of art each day. Unlike last year, though, we're actually going to try and make all of the Christmasy pieces reflect on the very jingle known as "The Twelve Days of Christmas". Our Christmas Day post yesterday had a bit of art starring a partridge and, yes, a pear tree. Now, today, on the Second Day of Christmas, we have those two turtle doves.
So, you see, we're only just beginning Christmas!
On another note, since we first posted it on the busy day of Christmas, we wanted to take quick moment today to repeat our announcement that the winner of our festive cat toy and surprise art giveaway is Suzanne of P.S. Annie. The cat toys are all ready for their new home, and Suzanne's surprise art is already in the works. We hope to do another giveaway soon, and in fact hope to make a regular habit of this, so stay tuned for more!
Merry Second Day of Christmas!
***Our Tip of the Day:
Remember that our furbabies enjoy a little variety and novelty in their life. Nobody likes a repeat of the same ol' same ol' every day, and our furbabies are no exception to this. Toys, for example, can get boring if it's always the same ones sitting around day after day. That's not to say, though, that you have to constantly go out and buy brand new toys. Rather, rotate the toys your furbaby already has, by putting some out for a while, and then picking them up and putting out other ones that have been in temporary hiding. Even an old toy can be like new and a complete blast if it suddenly reappears after an absence. That being said, Christmas is a perfect time to do a fun little rotation of your furbaby's toys. If your furbaby got themselves some new toys from Santa Paws, take that opportunity to give them those fun and festive new ones, while at the same time picking up some of the older ones to hide away for resurfaced fun at a later date.