Priceless? Free? Surely it differs on what you buy your true love? And why would you try to put a price on it?
The 12 days of Christmas, a popular Christmas song, begins with the line ‘On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me’. An American investment group PNC Wealth Management compile a Christmas Price Index (CPI) every year. Taking the meaning of the song quite literally they calculate the cost of true love.
Rather shockingly, in 2008, the cost of buying ‘seven swans-a-swimming’ rose by 33.33% and will now set your true love back $5600. This has been put down to their scarcity. However, the cost of nine ladies dancing remained the same from the previous year at $4759.19.
According to PNC, buying all 364 items will cost you true love $86608. But then you have to think of what to do with 12 partridges in pear trees!