Of maids & swans
So, what would it cost if you sent your beloved every one of the things mentioned in “The 12 Days of Christmas?”
All 364 items would ring up at $107,300 this year, according to the calculations of PNC Wealth Management of Pittsburgh.
That lone partridge in a pear tree ranks as the cheapest single gift at $15 a bird, for a total of $300 over the twelve days. Those 42 swans are the most expensive, trumpeting in at total price of $42,000.
For what it’s worth, the cost of swans was up 11% this year, but the bill for eight maids a-milking remained at $58 per hour or just $290 for the season, based on minimum wage.
Guess those maids aren’t buying many swans.