Monday, December 13, 2010

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Happy Monday and thanks for stopping by...

"On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...." You've heard the song, maybe you've tried to remember all the words; searching the corners of your mind with a flashlight. Well I was surprised to find, a few years ago, that there is some hidden meaning to this little nonsense ditty (or so they say). And technically, the FIRST day of Christmas is December 25 and the twelfth night is January5th, but I'm not going to stretch my holiday out that far, so I thought I'd share the hidden meaning of the song that teaches the basic principles of the Christian faith, with you on the twelve days leading up to Christmas and of course a Christmas card for each day. So here we go.....

"On the first Day of Christmas my true love gave to me....."

{A Partridge in a Pear Tree}
The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus the Christ, the Son of God, whose birthday we celebrate on December 25, the first day of Christmas. In the song, Christ is symbolically presented as a mother partridge that feigns injury to decoy predators from her helpless nestlings, recalling the expression of Christ's sadness over the fate of Jerusalem: "Jerusalem! Jerusalem! How often would I have sheltered you under my wings, as a hen does her chicks, but you would not have it so . . . ." (Luke 13:34)

Card image from "A Day for Daisies". Colored with Copic Sketch.

Thanks for stopping by. See you next time!!


  1. Wow, Kami! This is fabulous!!!!! I love how you are spotlighting the "real" story behind the 12 days of Christmas! So many people forget about the greatest gift of all, the gift of Jesus Christ our Savior! I look forward to seeing what else you create!

    This card is sooooo beautiful. I love your colors and coloring, and that fabulous bling on the wings! Your papers are perfect for this image, and I really love your ribbon color, too!

  2. Hi Kami .... I so LOVE the story behind the 12 Days of Christmas.... it is precious. I'm so glad that the story is still alive! Your creation is beautiful!
    Hugs and Blessings,
    Pauline (Australia)