As GrammaLowe says, December 13 is "day number one" of The 12 Days of Christmas for most of us, but centuries ago, when this now world-famous Christmas carol first became popular, Day Number One was Christmas Day, December 25. In some places, people exchanged gifts every day until Twelfth Day, January 6.
Talented Australian photographer Anne Geddes displays her version of 12 drummers drumming in one of her books. The drummers are all babies beating toy drums.
Anne has made a multi-million dollar fortune from her drawings, photos, books, greeting cards, plush toys, "collectible fairy mugs", bags, and accessories, all featuring cute babies.
The photographer, who lives in New Zealand, had four babies of her own, who are now adults. Last month she and her husband Kel, who is also her business manager, visited the US, Canada, France and the Netherlands, promoting her latest book, A Labor of Love, an autobiography.
Interviewed in Toronto by multimedia news agency The Canadian Press, she said she thought a photo of more than 100 babies in clay flowerpots, taken in Auckland 10 years ago. was one of her most memorable -- and most difficult -- achievements. The report continued:
In Australia, Good Weekend feature writer Jane Cadzow interviewed Anne "at the starkly elegant Potts Point apartment that is her Sydney base", and reported:
Then there's a delightful Twelve Days of Christmas e-card designed by
talented British artist Jacqui Lawson. You can enjoy it by clicking