Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas is a popular holiday song, with different gifts for each day. This guide is about celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas.

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Several friends and I are planning on doing the 12 Days of Christmas for a lady who really needs some pampering right now. She is sole care-giver to her husband, who is a double amputee, has diabetes and is on dialysis everyday. We are wondering what are some things we could give her to correspond to each of the 12 days. Doesn't have to be fancy or expensive, can be cute or funny. Just something to let her know we are thinking about her. Any suggestions? We will be starting on the 14th of December, so time is of the essence.

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Our Sunday School class has done this for the past 3 years. Some ideas are: day 1, pears and a bird ornament; day 5, gold napkin rings and some pretty napkins; day 8, carton of milk and cleaning supplies; day 7, gift certificates to a local swimming club; day 3, 3 cornish hens decorated with little tiny paper french berets; day 6, carton of eggs and maybe cooking ingredients. This gives you something to go from. We always do it secretly. On the last day (Christmas Eve) we always have made a larger gift basket filled with like movies, snacks, maybe some gift/gas cards, etc.

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I have done this for my mother-in-law for years:

Start on December 14th

Day 1 - Pin

Day 2 - Pair of gloves

Day 3 - Picture of the grandkids (three)

Day 4 - Food pack of four items (like jelly)

Day 5 - Family picture

Day 6 - Reese's christmas trees (six pack)

Day 7 - Lucky 7 lottery tickets

Day 8 - 8 oz soap bath & body works

Day 9 - Cafe vienna cooffee (9 oz)

Day 10 - ten of anything

Day 11 - Eleven of anything

Day 12 - Calendar

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On December 13th, there are officially 12 days left until Christmas! A fun and creative Christmas tradition I remember from my childhood is called "The Twelve Days of Christmas. It all starts on December 13th and continues up until Christmas Eve, December 24th. My favorite "12 Days of Christmas" is to leave one nativity piece each night and at the end of the 12 days the family will have a complete nativity scene.

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This is a guide about 12 days of Christmas gift ideas. Planning a special Christmas gift giving event based on the old Christmas song can be lots of fun.

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Many people think the Twelve Days of Christmas are the twelve days before Christmas, but actually they are the twelve days AFTER Christmas. The Twelve Days begin after Christmas and count on until January 6, the feast of the Epiphany, when the Three Kings arrived at the manger. It is the traditional end of the Christmas season.

Another tip: Stringing popcorn is a fun activity, but be sure to use stale popcorn to make the stringing easier. Fresh popcorn will break apart.

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