…on the fourth day of christmas

On the forth day of Christmas my true love gave to me four Calling Birds.

symbolism // The Calling Birds represent the four Gospels and their writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Some say that “calling birds” is a misnomer for “Colly Birds”, a black crow representing mystery and darkness. In early times black birds were a plentiful food source, often baked into pies, making it an appropriate gift for the holidays.

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