The 12 Days of Christmas Day 4

I read a smaller version of this story in Hindi in my childhood and it brought tears to my eyes. This beautiful tale of love by O. Henry which also tells about the tradition of Christmas presents is one of the best stories ever! Thanks for sharing this, Amaya!

Life of an El Paso Woman

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Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you’re having a good weekend so far! I have some errands to run later on today. Day 4 of the Christmas Challenge asks for me to write or share a Christmas story. I decided to share a Christmas story by O. Henry. The story is called The Gift of the Magi. Reading this and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve was another family tradition I grew up with. This classic magnifies the true meaning of Christmas…love and giving. 

The Gift of the Magi

One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents…

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