Our current economic downturn has had a cruel effect on one of our cherished Christmas traditions. Celebrating the 12 days of Christmas has always been fun for the whole family. But it has become a bit more costly as of late to prove your true love.

It’s not as bad as you may imagine though, with an overall increase of 1.83%, the current cost to purchase these treasures is $87,402.81. In 2008, the total cost to prove your true love was $86,608.51.

Most notably the 3 French Hens have gone up 50% due to a feed price increase; 5 Golden Rings are up 42.9% due to people believing gold was a safe investment; 8 Maids-A-Milking were up 10.7% due to a minimum wage increase; 9 Ladies Dancing rose 15% due to rising costs of entertainment.

Everything that went down, did so because of lower fuel costs: A Partridge in a Pear Tree (-21.7%), 2 Turtle Doves (-1.8%), 6 Geese A-Laying (-37.5%), and 7 Swans A-Swimming (-6.3%).

Enjoy this fun infographic, and whether you are celebrating this week or not, we wish you a wonderful week ahead! Be sure to watch the fun musical version of 12 Days Of Christmas embedded below.

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