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The 12 days of Christmas

There are those who keep track of Christmas gift-giving costs by pricing the gifts described in the carol “The 12 Days of Christmas.”   The financial services firm, PNC Wealth Management, has been doing it for 32 years.  This year the firm had some good news-the 12 gifts cost only $34,130.99, just .6% more this year than they did in 2014, says the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Breaking it down, PNC reports that the partridge in a pear tree will set you back just $214.99.  The two turtle doves cost $290 and the six geese-a-laying have a price tag of $360.  The price for seven swans-a-swimming, the costs for eight maids-a-milking and the nine ladies dancing remained the same this year, $13,125 for the swans, $58 for the maids and $7,552.84 for the ladies.  The price tag on ten lords-a-leaping is up three percent at $5,508.70.  The fees for eleven pipers piping held steady at $2,635.20 as did those for the 12 drummers drumming at $2,854.80.

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!


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