The 12 Days of Christmas.
I am someone who regards Christmas in this manner. In other words, be prepared for a few more Christmas-related posts here on the Sunny Day Blog!
In past years, I have enjoyed “Christmas Afternoon Tea” in the Fairview Dining Room at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. Although I sipped my tea elsewhere this year, I did savor some fine lunch fare at the Fairview Dining Room whilst the lovely Inn was bedecked for Christmas.
Throughout the Inn was an impressive number of lush red poinsettias. Did you know that the actual blossom of the poinsettia is the small yellow center, while the abundance of red bunches are actually leaves?
The poinsettia, with its star-shaped, crimson leaves, is accepted culturally as a festive decoration. To Christians, its meaning goes one step further: it symbolizes the Star of Bethlehem and the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ.