|(Poster by Xavier Romero-Frias)|
Taking a 12-day Christmas vacation can end up costing quite a bit, but not usually as much as purchasing the “12 Days of Christmas” items.
Why just the “seven swans a-swimming” could set you back as much as $13,125. Add to that the “four calling birds” ($600), the “five gold rings” ($750), plus the 10 lords a-leaping ($5,348 per performance), and you’re already way behind the eight (“maids a-milking”) ball.
Pittsburgh AP estimates that the grand total for such gifts could easily exceed $34,000. But, hey, think of the bright side. That’s only 0.6% more than last year’s tally (assuming the bird seed’s a freebie).
Copyright December 8, 2015 by Linda Van Slyke All Rights Reservec