Day 17: The Cost of the 12 Days of Christmas

Everyone knows the song "The 12 Days of Christmas," but few pause to actually consider all the gifts the lyrics contain. After all, 6 of the 12 days are birds. That is a lot of birds for one person to buy, let alone receive. So what would the full 12 days of Christmas actually cost if you were to be the true love to send them? Let's break it down. 

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: a partridge in a pear tree

Partridge (1): $15.00

Pear Tree (1): $189.99

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me: two Turtle Doves

Turtle Doves (2): $125.00

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me: three French Hens

French Hens (3): $165.00

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Four Calling Birds

Calling Birds (Canaries, 4): $519.96

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Five Golden Rings

Golden Rings (5): $750.00

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Six Geese a Laying

Geese (6): $210.00

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Seven Swans a Swimming

Swans (7): $7,000

Pool (For Swimming): $23,000

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Eight Maids a Milking

Milking Maids (8): $58.00

Cows (To be milked, 8): $20,000

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Nine Ladies Dancing

Ladies Dancing (9, per performance): $6294.00

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Ten Lords a Leaping

Lords Leaping (10, per performance): $4767.00

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Eleven Pipers Piping

Pipers Piping (11, per performance): $2562.00

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 12 Drummers Drumming

Drummers Drumming (12, per performance): $2,776

TOTAL COST OF 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIFTS: $68,430

Talk about an expensive holiday! Their true love must REALLY be trying to impress them...

Sources:

Home Advisor

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EPM Channel

Your Real Estate Professional,

Ken Richter

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