Monday, December 14, 2009

On the 12th Day of Christmas...


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Remember my "12 Days of Christmas (in New York)" project from 2007 in which I attempted to spread Christmas Magic by posting a photo-a-day of Magical Manhattan dressed up in her Christmas finery? Remember?

After spotting this beautiful & perfect Christmas-in-New-York scene (above) the other night along 9th Avenue as I journeyed home, I decided that *this* would be the year to pick it up again.

So my friends...be sure to check back in for more Christmas-in-New-York-magic coming your way over the next 12 days!

{I realized as I was typing this that I don't actually know what the 12 Days of Christmas signify. Do you? I've turned to my trusty friend, Wikipedia, for help. Apparently, the 12 Days of Christmas (aka "Christmastide") are not the 12 days leading up to Christmas, like I had mistakenly thought*, but actually start Christmas Day and end January 5, the day before the Feast of the Epiphany, which is the celebration of the manifestation of Jesus to the Wise Men. AND, many sources on the World Wide Web confirm that the carol, '12 Days of Christmas,' was actually a "code" song written for persecuted Christians during the 16th century religious wars of England. (see how we all just learned something there? thanks, internet!)}

*Given what we now know, I suppose the proper way to do this little photo project would be to start posting pics on Christmas Day and continue forward til the 5th -- the "proper" and "actual" 12 Days of Christmas. But...well, I'm going to go ahead and buck tradition and carry on with The Plan of posting one pic a day for the next 12 days leading up to Christmas. A sort of countdown to the Big Day, if you will.

3 comments:

Candice Weeks said...

I just want you to know how much I enjoy your blog. I randomly ran across it and was immediately interested because it was all about New York. New York is my favorite city in the world and I have always dreamed of moving there, but never did. This picture is amazing! Christmas in New York is the most magical experience!!! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait for the other 11 days :)

That City Girl said...

aw, thanks candice! you made my day :)

Hindsfeet said...

Hey there...

Stumbled on to your blog tonight quite by accident, but what a happy accident...enjoyed a few moments of your "countdown" here and wanted to say thanks for contributing to my Christmas spirit : )

Good for you and you pursuing your dream, looks like it turned out to be a sweet one : )

Merry Christmas : )

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