Saturday, December 27, 2014

12 Days of Christmas

"And entering into the house, they found the Child with Mary, His Mother, and falling down they adored Him" (Matthew 2:11).

12 Days of Christmas fresh FREE PRINTABLE
Although many people think the song counts down the days to Christmas, the 12 Days of Christmas are the days after Christmas that count down the days to Epiphany, the day the wise men appeared to bring gifts to the Baby Jesus.   

twelve days of christmas printable... i picture this framed, using a white-erase marker to cross off each day before christmas!

Of course, the song is a folk song that really has little to do with the Bible story,  Unless one believes the theory that when Christians were persecuted, the song was written with each idea representing something in the Bible, for example the partridge represents Christ, the two turtle doves represent the Old and New Testaments, and so on. 

12 days of Christmas scherenschnitte papercutting... one day I will do this one!

Lindsay Letters 12 Days of Christmas Printables!
Busy Mom's Helper: Family fun, food, recipes and crafts.: 12 Days of Christmas Printable Tags @Danielle Reeves

12 days of Christmas ornament set 2 set of twelve by hilemanhouse, $2.49

Typography and the “12 Days of Christmas” carol? This match made in holiday heaven came from designer Erin Jang of The Indigo Bunting and her designs are now available on the Paperless Post. I dare you not to get the song stuck in your head now.

I've always loved the song and decided to find a few printables to share with you.  What you'll do with them, well, I don't know.  I think I'll just walk around singing for a few days, attend mass as much as possible, and appreciate that we can celebrate the Christmas season just a little longer.

Smelling Coffee — with Jennifer Crawford Walker  The 12 days of Christmas can point us to Jesus every time we sing it.

12 Days of Christmas The true meanings The popular song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is often thought of as a delightful-though-nonsensical part of the Christmas season. However, according to legend, it is actually a song used by Christian parents during the religious wars of the 16th century in England to teach their children the catechism clandestinely. Each symbol has a specific meaning to teach one part of the Christian faith


Anonymous said...

Where can we get a copy of the paper cut out of 12 Days of Christmas?

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I'm sorry Anon, I found these on Pinterest in 2014, so I can't even promise they are still there. You might try to do a search on Pinterest.