12 Days of Christmas (Images) – Bonus Images

12 Days of Christmas (Images) – Bonus Images

Ok, so we couldn’t resist another post!

Today’s going to be mash up of images from our 12 Days series that didn’t quite make it into the Day posts for whatever reason.

The main reason for this post was to thank everyone for following our series and those that liked our posts or commented either on here, via PM on Facebook or in person.

We’ve had such a great time with this series that we’ve decided to join a 365 Day Challenge Group in the New Year.  We won’t post all our 365DC images here, but we’ll try to post the best ones.  We’re also going to incorporate the WP Weekly Challenge where possible – two birds, one stone and all that.  So basically 2014 is just going to be one be challenge for us!

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12 Days of Christmas (Images) – Day 12

12 Days of Christmas (Images) – Day 12

Day 12 – wow that went quickly!  As this is our big finale today we’re posting a few images relating to the origins of Christmas.

On Day 10 we briefly talked about the origins of Santa, but we decided that we needed to delve deeper into the ‘reason for the season’.

These images are in celebration of the origins of Christmas.  Whether you celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense or whether you choose a non-religious ‘Family Day’ celebration – this post is a hark back to the traditional Christmas story.

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12 Days of Christmas (Images) – Day 11

12 Days of Christmas (Images) – Day 11

Christmas time is always better with community involvement.  We’ve already posted a couple of examples of community Christmas spirit with the Light Up Your House contestants on Day 5 and Day 9; but today we’re looking at the Santa Parade.  These photos were taken a few weeks back at the Southland Santa Parade.  There were some great floats this year and a great turn out from the community.

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12 Days of Christmas (Images) – Day 10

Christmas is a time of giving and of bringing joy to others.  Today we’re celebrating the origins of the jolly-red-clad-fat man.  Santa and all that he embodies can be traced back to the 4th century figure Saint Nicholas who was known for his secret gift giving (you can read his story here).

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12 Days of Christmas (Images) – Day 7

We’re keeping it nice and simple today.  Today’s images are close to Layton’s heart – Christmas goodies!  Owing to the fact that I’m not dedicated enough to cook an entire Christmas meal to take photos of it, here is a small selection of Layton’s favourites (excluding the turkey as per the aforementioned not being dedicated enough).

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