The First Day of Christmas

While following the star and traveling to bring their gifts to the Christ Child, each day the Wisemen will have a symbol from the carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” with them to explain the meaning of each symbol in the carol. Click here for a full description of this series of posts.
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On the First Day of Christmas my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree.

The “True Love” is Jesus Christ, because truly Love was born on Christmas Day. The partridge in the pear tree also represents Him because that bird is willing to sacrifice its life if necessary to protect its young by feigning injury to draw away predators.