And when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh. - Matthew 2:11
Epiphany, or Twelfth Night is the perfect time to join the kings in a symbolic gift giving. A small token of tremendous significance, I tuck a bit of the precious gums into a golden sachet that will mail easily. For presentations, I spray small jars with gold paint, fill with frankincense and myrrh, then attach a label-card. To release the ancient perfume, melt bits of resin in a discardable tin on low heat or place it in the hot wax gathered around the wick of a burning candle as you enjoy the waning holiday season. It is the essence of Christmas.
Excerpt taken from Mrs. Reppert's TwelveMonth Herbal
Frankincense and Myrrh and the TwelveMonther Herbal are available at The Rosemary House.
Interesting excerpt from your mom's herbal book. My minister talked about the kings and the gifts just yesterday. They came to see the baby Jesus out of curiosity and brought gifts. I wrote about some of my feelings on gift's today on my blog post. Gift giving and receiving is such an emotional experience at times. These little gifts of a beautiful scent would be treasured.
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