There were many a Christmas when I was sad that the holiday was over after the presents were opened. This year we put up our tree two days before Christmas. I'm at a place now where I enjoy celebrating the birth of Christ and celebrate the twelve days of Christmas. It's a time when most trees are being packed up or thrown out to the curb, and Christmas lights and music have ceased. The rest of the world is finished with Christmas. The hustle, bustle and noise is over. For me... these 12 days of Christmas are quieter and less busy. This enable's me to reflect deeper. It's most special.