January 6 is Three Kings Day, a huge holiday in the Hispanic and Catholic world. It celebrates the day the three wise men arrived to worship the Savior and brought Him gifts. The traditional tale is that the wise men still travel around the world giving gifts to all the good children. Children leave out their shoes or bowls filled with hay and water to feed the kings' camels (or horses), and the kings leave their gifts in the shoes.
I grew up celebrating Three Kings Day in my family and at The House of Puerto Rico--San Diego with salsa music and delicious Puerto Rican food. Christmas was bigger in my house in terms of presents, but we were more excited to leave grass and water for the camels; we never left out cookies for Santa. We looked forward to being surprised with another gift or two in the morning.
It is my pleasure to share this tradition with you. I will give away three gifts to one lucky winner (since I am sponsoring this giveaway, no reviews or advertising besides the shop links are included):
1. A felt wool coin purse from The Loft Full of Goodies.
2. A 2012 desk calendar from Jim Meissner Fine Art/James Otto Contemporary Art.
3. A necklace from Lady Hawke Originals (you choose which pendant; chain included).
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1 entry: Tell me what is one of your favorite posts on this blog. If you are new, take a look around.
1 entry: Post this giveaway on Facebook.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. MST on Sunday, January 1. The winner will be announced Monday, January 2. Please leave your email in one of your comments so I can contact you if you win. Good luck! (This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada only.)