Many people are familiar with the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas“. Each year somebody figures out how much it would actually cost to give all these gifts. This year is no exception thanks to PNC Financial Services and PNC Wealth Management.
This year’s high ticket item – seven swans-a-swimming. It would set you back $6,300! That is a 12.5 percent increase over last year. The eight maids-a-milking would only set you back $58 because we are in a recession and they only get minimum wage, evidently. The partridge, sans pear tree, would only set you back $15.
If you buy your gifts online, it would cost 16.1 percent more than schlepping to the store yourself. Don’t forget that ordering online would include shipping live birds!
If you only bought one set of each item it would cost you $24,000 in stores and $39,860 online. The $101,119 price tag would be if you purchased all 364 items or 12 sets of everything (one set for each verse). That’s a LOT of repetition 🙂