A Drawing for the 12 Days of Christmas: December 26th

I’ve been interested in the season of Christmas as the period between the 25th and Epiphany, otherwise known as the 12 days of Christmas. Although I did not know much more than the well known song, there are quite a lot ways the twelve days of Christmas are celebrated throughout the world.

The 26th is known as St. Stephen’s Day. The three stones represent the stoning and martyrdom of St. Stephen. The day is also known as Wren Day. The Wren and the drum represent Wren Day. The 26th is also Boxing day. Traditionally on Boxing day the noble class give gifts to the servant class. Also the church would traditionally open their collection boxes to the poor on Boxing day. The gift box in the picture represents Boxing day.