Third Day of Christmas

It's the 3rd day of Christmas. (There are 12 days of Christmas).

My true love hasn't yet presented me with 'Three French Hens' today, so I'm making do with this image of a painting by Annalein Beukenkamp.

My true love is at this moment offering tea and Christmas cake, so this won't be a long post.

It is alleged by some that the 'three french hens' in the song 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' represent the virtues of faith, hope and love. Alternatively they could refer to the 3 gifts of the wise men from the East who visited the infant Jesus. On the other hand the song is probably pure nonsense and just for fun.


  1. Thankyou for the beautifully illustrated 12 days.
    I've never seen such a full explanation before.
    Really enlightening.

  2. It is a very nice picture of hens!

  3. Ray, I assume you are referring to the link to "The Voice" (Christian Resource Institute)- yes it is beautifully illustrated isn't it?

    Suem - I find I much prefer paintings of hens to photos - hence this choice.

    Happy 3rd day of Christmas to both of you.

  4. I like to celebrate christmas over twelve days - it seems too momentous an occasion to keep to one day! We spread the festivities out and finish by celebrating Epiphany on January 6th.

    Seasons greetings Nancy!


  5. Thanks for commenting Jo. Enjoy all the rest of your Christmas festivities!


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