"On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me; a partridge in a pear tree."
While we've all heard the infamous strains of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' in every shopping centre, at every school concert and around every corner between here and eternity each festive season; what exactly is the 'twelve days of Christmas?' Where did it come from and what does it mean? We investigate one of the greatest mysteries of Christmas tradition and uncover why this simple concept has had such a great impact on Christmas as we know it.
What are the 12 days of Christmas?
According to Christian religion, the twelve days of Christmas actually begins on December 25 (yep, that's right, Christmas Day), and is
Kris Kringle is fast becoming the staple of many an office Christmas party, festive family function or friends' Christmas catch-up. Love it or loathe it, there is no escaping that you will most likely be involved in at least one form of Kris Kringle gift-swapping shenanigans this festive season.
To make your Kris Kringle purchasing as painless as possible, we're sharing with you our ultimate Kris Kringle Gift Guide - with customised gift choices under $10, $20, $50 and $100, to suit any Kris Kringle budget.
Personalised Christmas Gifts under $15
With only six weeks left until the fat man in the suit squeezes down our chimneys to bring joy and elation to children all over the world, it's well and truly time to get that Christmas list in order, and decide who's been naughty and who's been nice in 2018. From relatives to ring-ins, spouses to workplace superiors, we share with you the top gift ideas for everyone on your ever-expanding Christmas list, to keep you merry and bright this festive season.
Top gifts for teachers
Buying your child's teacher a meaningful gift they haven't already received or aren't likely to get 30 times over this year, can be a difficult task. Rather than opting for the standard stationery, coffee mug or chocolate treats that teachers receive by the truckload