The 5th day of Christmas --- ready, sing it with me . . . ♫♪♫ five go-old rings ♪♫♪. The catch part of the song - or maybe most annoying part? lol -- you decide. But today is in fact the 5th day of Christmas and today's gift is 5 gold rings.
Looking at the original song/poem -- some people think that the five gold rings actually refer to the markings of a ring-necked pheasant. This would make sense given the bird motif of the early verses. It wouldn't make sense to be singing about birds right along - switch to jewelry, and back to birds again for day 6 - so, the "five golden rings" are likely a reference to ring-necked pheasants.
The five golden rings are a Biblical reference to the first five books of the Old Testament, also known as the Pentateuch. The books are: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Ok -- FREEBIE time! Today's freebie is a Serenity Lane Design's exclusive! Popcorn wrappers! These are perfect for a neighbor, a co-worker - the mail delivery person - a teacher ---- anyone! These are fun wrappers for a regular sized microwave popcorn packet. Just print, cut it out, and wrap it around the bag -- the dotted lines should give you a general idea of where the edges are. Secure the back with a piece of tape, or a sticker. To save on printer ink --- why not send a file off to Staples or your favorite printing place --- get a stack printed up to keep on hand, perfect for a last minute pick me up for a friend! The download has both the hello file, and the birthday file. They are in PDF format.
I'll see you back here for day 6!