Today is the last day of Christmas. Tomorrow will be the feast of Epiphany, also called "Twelfth Night", celebrating the manifestation of the divine nature of Jesus to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi. Each gift represents an aspect of the life of Christ. Gold representing his nobility, frankincense, his divineness, and myrrh (an ointment used in burials) foretelling his sacrifice and death. The idea of gifts at this time of year stems from this story in the second chapter of the book of Matthew in the Bible. Bible.Chocolate & Zucchini, there is a delightful post about this treat.
This sweet tea towel was a gift from my dear friend, Mimi in Bry Sur Marne, France. She sent it many years ago. I always bring it out this time of year. It makes me think of her and what fun we always have when we are together, either here in America, or in France. So, my friends, I wish you all a very lovely Epiphany season!