12th Day of Wellness

A fan favorite for the 12th Day of Wellness, we’re going to look at the “inspiration” for the name of this wellness program.  The PNC Christmas Price Index® shows the current cost for one set of each of the gifts given in the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas.  It began 31 years ago when the chief economist at PNC Bank decided to figure out how much it would cost to buy each of the gifts.  Little did he know, he was starting an economic tradition that continues to this day.

The PNC Christmas Price Index® is a fun way to measure consumer spending and trends in the economy.  So even if “pipers piping” or “geese a-laying” didn’t make your gift list, you can still learn a lot by checking out how their prices have gone up and down over the years.

Source: The PNC Financial Bank Service Group, INC


Visit the Gingerbread Branch PNC Christmas Price Index® 2015, a fun interactive website, that explains how much everything costs for the gifts listed in “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”  Website: www.pncchristmaspriceindex.com

Mark on your calendar:

  1. Write down the 2015’s total Christmas Price Index (cost for one set of each of the gifts given in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”).
  2. Write down what item jumped the most in cost.