There's a theory floating around claiming that during a time when Christians were punished for worshiping openly, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" song was used to secretly pass on the ideology of Christianity. Per this theory, each gift on the list symbolizes a different aspect of the Christian faith:
- The Partridge in the Pear Tree is Jesus Christ.
- The 2 Turtle Doves are The Old and New Testaments.
- The 3 French hens are Faith, Hope and Charity, the theological virtues.
- The 4 Calling Birds are the four gospels and/or the four evangelists.
- The 5 Golden Rings are the first five books of the Old Testament.
- The 6 Geese A-laying are the six days of creation.
- The 7 Swans A-swimming are the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the seven sacraments.
- The 8 Maids A-milking are the eight beatitudes.
- The 9 Ladies Dancing are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.
- The 10 Lords A-leaping are the ten commandments.
- The 11 Pipers Piping are the eleven faithful apostles.
- The 12 Drummers Drumming are the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle’s Creed.
These folded fabric ornaments would look great on your Christmas tree or could make a thoughtful and unique housewarming gift, hostess gift or Christmas present.
I crafted these ornaments with the utmost love and care and great attention to detail in a smoke free / pet free environment.
Tip: hang it on an ornament stand to create a beautiful display or a different decorated corner in your Christmas home decoration or your mantel. Combine it with smaller (or larger) quilted hearts or wreaths, available in my shop in fabrics of your choise, to create an amazing Christmas decor this year. Do not hesitate to contact me to request specific colours and fabrics.
Contact me for custom made ornaments in different colours
Quilted ornaments are made by layering pieces of fabric over a styrofoam ball using many pins. Therefore, they cannot be used as toys for children or pets
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