We Three Kings of HubNuggets Are
Frankincense and Myrrh
"We three Kings of Hubnuggets are,
Bearing votes we traverse afar,
Following Hubnugget's star..."
"Ohh, ohh, hubs of wonder, hubs of light
hubs of information wise,
Onward reading, still proceeding,
Help us choose Hubnugget's prize"
This group is amazing!
The 12 days of Christmas
"On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me,
a partridge in a pear tree..."
Most of us have heard the familiar strains of this popular Christmas carol, depicting the 12 days of Christmas.
Where many of us just enjoy the music and the image of some poor girl opening up her window and seeing 6 geese a-laying in her front yard, we rarely give thought to what the song represents.
Myth or truth?
Many Theologians believe that the song 'The 12 Days of Christmas' was written as a song of Christian instruction, dating back to the 16th century in England with hidden references to the basic teachings of the Christian faith. While there is no hard evidence to either prove or disprove the origins of the song, it does offer a rich background from which to enjoy the music and verses.
I absolutely love this rendition!
Three Kings Day
The Epiphany, or Three Kings day, is celebrated around the world as a
day of feasting, and is generally preceded by parades, religious
ceremony and gift giving. How do the 12 days of Christmas tie into this
day you ask? The 12 days lead up to the celebration of Three Kings day!
The beginning and ending of the 12 days of Christmas can be somewhat confusing as there are many different calendars, traditions, religions and cultures, each one with their own variations of celebration. So as not to confuse anyone, I am using the Western Church belief which has the 12 days of Christmas starting on the evening of December 25th, through to the evening of January 5th, with January 6th being the Epiphany, or the day the Magi (Three Kings) presented their gifts to Jesus.
First 3 Kings
All over the world, different countries were celebrating their version of Three Kings Day with parades, festivities, gifts and feasts. Oh, the food! Children danced through the streets, chasing the revelers and floats in hopes of catching the treats being tossed into the crowds.
We managed to catch up to some of our Kings while they were taking a break in the musical festivities!
In keeping with the tradition of Three Kings Day, our first trio of Kings, Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan and Simone Smith, were pleased to present the first selection of HubNugget hubs for your voting pleasure!
I think they look smashing in their festive outfits - and my goodness they tan well!
Here for your reading pleasure are the first 3 categories of new HubNugget Wannabes.
Which one of this week's Business and Employment nominees is your favorite?
- 15% Why Everyone Should Work in a Restaurant at Least Once
- 12% Do You Have A Job Or A Career?
- 49% The Story Of An Unlikely Online Entrepreneur
- 2% Finding Online Jobs Through Freelance Sites
- 18% How My Hobby Made Money For Me - It Could Work for YOU!!!
- 4% Lanyards - One of the Most Underrated Promo Pieces
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Business and Employment Nominees
- Do You Have A Job Or A Career?
Having a job means having a paid position of regular employment that is a task or a piece of work that once completed is then contractually compensated for. This regular position can last indefinitely,...
- How My Hobby Made Money For Me - It Could Work for YOU!!!
There are many creative people out there who are very talented but never really utilise it to there financial advantage. I used to be one of these people until one day I decided that I was going to have a go...
Second 3 Kings
After a wonderful meal with our Kings, we headed east in search of second set of Kings. We crossed mountains and rivers in search of the three, but to no avail.
Just when we were about to give up and come home, we finally tracked them down in Peru of all places. We watched as they paraded through the streets on their camels, waving and smiling to the crowds. After finally convincing them to grant us an audience, Zsuzsy Bee, Patty Inglish, and ripplemaker graciously agreed to present our next selection of Wannabe Hubnugget hubs.
Which one of this week's Games, Toys, and Hobbies nominees is your favorite?
- 17% Let's Build a Temporary Garden Railroad
- 26% Winning a Game of Chess in Just Four Moves
- 7% Teddy Bear History
- 24% The Best Low Tech Toys for Five Year Old Boys: Toys With No Batteries.
- 17% Lego Technics Machines
- 9% Disney Epic Mickey
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Games, Toys, and Hobbies Nominees
- Let's Build a Temporary Garden Railroad
Let's Build a Temporary Garden Railroad - Laying down a temporary line just to get something running could be just the answer to keeping up enthusiasm while constructing your permanent model railroad in the...
- Winning a Game of Chess in Just Four Moves
Are you new to the game of chess? If so learning this simple four move check mate will improve your game. Remember, when using these moves use caution, as an experienced player will almost certainly realize...
- Teddy Bear History
Stuffed teddy bears make lovable toys, but where did they come from?
- The Best Low Tech Toys for Five Year Old Boys: Toys With No Batteries.
So many of our five year old's toys eat through batteries to make all the bells and whistles work. But some of the best toys for five year old boys old are low-tech. These toys with no batteries are the ones...
- Lego Technics Machines
Lego Technics 16 tooth gear versus homemade 30 tooth gear out of PVC sheet (yellow) The gear on the left is a Lego Technics component, made of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), while the gear on the...
Third 3 Kings
By the time we left our Kings, we were starting to waddle, what with all the feasting! However, the long trek to Eastern Europe would certainly help with the digestion! We had heard a rumor that our final trio had been spotted in the Czech Republic, so we were on our way to try and meet up with them.
After capturing the bridle of the lead camel, we managed to persuade them to present the final installment of HubNugget hubs. Be sure to read and vote!
Which one of this week's Arts and Design nominees is your favorite?
- 34% Free Crochet Pattern - Quick, Easy Christmas Stocking Pattern
- 11% How to Make A Snow Sculpture
- 8% Portrait and Glamour Photography
- 13% How to Make a Profit Selling Your Artwork on Ebay as a Self-Representing Artist
- 8% Husqvarna in Hope: Carving with a Chainsaw
- 26% Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies- Designed To 'Catch' Fishermen, Not Fish!
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Arts and Design Nominees
- Free Crochet Pattern - Quick, Easy Christmas Stocking Pattern
This pattern is an easy one, for beginner on up. You can have it finished in just an afternoon.The pictures throughout this post are my own, and they are of a set of these I made last year for a friend of...
- How to Make A Snow Sculpture
Why not try to make a snow sculpture? Making snow sculptures or snow sculpting as it is also known is great fun and can be really enjoyable. This article will give you a few ideas on how to create the...
- How to Make a Profit Selling Your Artwork on Ebay as a Self-Representing Artist
The information and skills required to go from making a few dollars vs making an substantial profit when selling your artwork on Ebay is not as complex as you might think. I can provide the information you...
- Husqvarna in Hope: Carving with a Chainsaw
Between the Owl Street Cafe and the Hope Husky, beneath misty mountains bridled with spring waterfalls, ...
- Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies- Designed To 'Catch' Fishermen, Not Fish!
This is a Plain Wing Salmon Fly Dressed with an Amherst Pheasant Tail Strip And An Eagle Thigh Hackle For Its Throat Baron/Classic, Atlantic Salmon Fly This classic fly was dressed by me about twenty years...
Congratulations to all the HubNugget Wannabe Nominees! Now get out there and promote your hubs to your friends and family!