Seven Swans-a-Swimming most expensive
By Diego Flammini, Farms.com
With Christmas only 10 days away and everyone rushing to the malls in hopes of finding that perfect gift, one of the classic Christmas carols mentions agriculture and farm related gifts. For the past 31 years, PNC Financial Services has been providing the public with the Christmas Price Index and calculated the total cost of each of the gifts mentioned in The 12 Days of Christmas.
Here you’ll find all the agriculture themed gifts from the carol.
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree. If that’s the case, they would’ve spent $207.68 for that. Up 3.8% from $199.99 the package cost last year.
On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, two turtle doves. The birds that symbolize love and friendship cost $125 for the pair this year, the same as they did in 2013.
On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, three French hens. A gift that keeps on giving when it comes to fresh eggs, the hens for Christmas 2014 go for $181.50. A 10% increase from last year’s price.
On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, six geese-a-laying. This item saw the largest price jump from last year. Six geese in 2014 run for $360 from $210 in 2013. A 71.4% jump in cost.
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, seven swans-a-swimming. The most expensive gift as far as ag-related presents, the price of swans goes unchanged. $7,000 for seven of the beautiful birds.
The total cost for the items listed above is $7873.68. Prices for 12 drummers drumming, 10 lords-a-leaping, and those ever popular five golden rings can be found by checking out the Christmas Price Index website.