Here we are at day 4 of Christmas --- 4 calling birds, right? Well, not exactly. Early versions list four “colly” birds, a term meaning black as coal (blackbirds, in other words). “Colly birds” can also be a general term for any small songbird. Songbirds, including blackbirds, would have been a common menu item at the time of the song's origin.
Have you noticed a pattern here? So far -- feathered friends. hmmm --- stay tuned we'll look at that more.
The Biblical symbol for the 4 colly/calling birds are that they represent the 4 gospels - Matthew,Mark, Luke, and John.
Now for today's FREEBIE ---
2023 is just around the corner. Have you thought about picking up a new hobby, or maybe brushing up on one you've been working on? Today's freebie --- websites that offer FREE CRAFTING CLASSES - you name it - from quilting, to paper crafts - tea drying, knitting, journals --- tons of great things to learn an check out. Start here:
Creativebug ---- just enter "free" in the search bar at the top of the page.
Skillshare ---- offers free and paid classes
Craftsy ---- tons of free and paid creative classes.
That's it for today! see you tomorrow when we look at the 5th day of Christmas!