Twelve Days of Cowgirl Christmas

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Christmas comes but once a year. Thankfully.  Christmas in July does not count, for those of you that get into that marketing scheme…

Getting in the spirit of Christmas should be so easy. Especially when your living room is decorated to the hilt, and you  welcome an “Elf on the Shelf” into your home. My kids are so ready for Christmas- we talk about Santa every day, sing Christmas carols, and discuss what everyone is going to have under the tree. My oldest is really excited about it being Jesus’ birthday, so at least I can say Christmas in our house isn’t just about how many presents we each get or how many cut-out cookies we can eat. Still, I just can’t seem to get holly-jolly yet.

elf on shelf

Our “Elf on the Shelf” is a little bit naughty. Like our kids.

What’s the cure for this holiday anxiety? To max out the old credit card and pay for presents for the next twelve months? I doubt it. And my poor husband, every time he asks me what I want for Christmas, I just don’t know what to tell him. Gift cards? A spa day? A clean house? It got me thinking…. what are twelve things every cowgirl wants, needs, or dreams about getting for Christmas? I am sure any of you could add to this list pretty easily!

I bet you’ll be humming the tune by the third day of Christmas…

For the twelve days of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

1 custom made saddle with tooling,

2 sets of spurs a- jingling

3 pairs of cowboy boots for riding,


Who does not want new boots for Christmas?

4 inches of snow a glistining

5 new pieces of tack!

6 silk scarves for tying,

7 pairs of jeans a-blinging,

8 hours of relaxation and resting,

9 boxes of cowgirl jewelry a- sparkling,

10 nights of the NFR on TV for viewing,

11 maids a-cleaning,

and 12 bottles of cold Coors Light a-chilling.

I hope you get lots of awesome cowgirl (and cowboy!) presents under your trees this year! ~Richelle



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About Richelle Barrett

Richelle is a part time rancher, home office manager, full time wife, mother, and Customer Service Rep at the local telephone cooperative. She was born, raised, and lives on her parent's ranch in the North- Central part of Montana; and spends most days...

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