I read recently where they have determined that the cost to give someone the 12 Days of Christmas for 2011 would cost $101,119.84. This is just a mere 3.5% increase from last year, due to the current sluggish economy. I guess the Timex watch I was planning on buying my mom this year is no comparison.
I wonder though, how much would it really cost to customize 12 Days of Christmas for your true love?
The first day you could take your true love out to your local nursery for a live tree. A lovely 6 foot Douglas Fir would only set you back about $25, and what could be better than getting out in the mild night air and selecting a tree that will help set the tone for the season.
The second day you'll purchase 2 tickets to see the annual presentation of The Nutcracker being performed by the local ballet. The cost is around $25 per ticket and the show will have her reliving her childhood fantasy; becoming a "prima ballerina".
The third day of Christmas your true love will appreciate 3 glorious hours of being pampered at the Day Spa. They will love the Hydrotherapy Session and a Full Body Massage for $105.
On the fourth day of Christmas, oh how they will enjoy 4 new ring tones for the cell phone. At AT&T Media Mall you can purchase music or voice ring tones for just 2.49 each.
for the fifth day how about a sterling silver bracelet with 5 red hot heart charms from Kohls. It may not be the $1500 breath-taker from 5th Avenue in New York, but at roughly $60 bucks it will set her heart a fire.
What could be better on the sixth day, than indulging in 6 decadent scoops of Winter Chocolate Marshmallow from Baskin Robbins!!
Everyone likes to try their hands at a little luck. Give your true love 7 chances on the seventh day with lottery tickets. Its fun and anywhere from $1 to $5 a pop.
Help get into the spirit of Christmas on the eighth day with 8 Christmas Holiday Movies. You can choose selections like Billy Bobs' Bad Santa to Jimmy Stewart's classic Its A Wonderful Life.
Nine gifts to distribute to a needy family, will allow you to spread your love and cheer to others on the Ninth day of Christmas.
On the tenth day give them 10 poinsettias to feel their home with sparkle and punch.
The eleventh day will warm their hearts when you serenade them with 11 of their favorite holiday tunes.
On the twelfth day help them spread the love and cheer you have given to them by giving your true love 12 Christmas cards to send to those nearest to their hearts.
Your 12 days will come in well under the $101,119.84 price tag for 2011 and brighten the season for your love even more.