Did you know there is a history and meaning behind the 12 Days of Christmas carol? I found this to be quite interesting from an email I received this week:
It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality, which the children could remember.
Isn't that interesting? Its nice to now what we're actaully singing about when we say these words in the carol.