Twelve Days of Christmas

My true love gave to me...

12 Glittery Ornaments
We are doing a  Twelve Days of Christmas event here on Two Succulent Sisters.
Just a teensy bit of the history of the song first.  The original song was written in the 16th Century by the Jesuits as a teaching tool for Catholics since Henry VIII declared himself head of the Church of England and it was a crime to be a Catholic. Each of the gifts in the song refer to Catholic teachings (I always wondered how a person could get a gift of “eight maids a milking”).  “My True Love” is God – the “me” is the individual person following Christ. Jesus is the partridge in a pear tree.
 Here is a site that explains the entire history of the time the song was written and also what each gift means. It’s interesting, really. No one is getting “eleven lords-a-leaping” for Christmas. No, you know what? It’s probably been done somewhere. :)
My daughter, Laura, and I decorated each one of  these really cute little square plastic ornament balls and filled them with whatever was appropriate for the theme of the ornament.  I love these. They are so darn cute!
Little plastic box ornaments
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas my true love gave to me 12 Glittery Ornaments.
Number one: Joy
Number two: Berries
Number 3: Beach
Number 4: Baby
Number 5: Necklace Kit
Number 6: Buttons and Bows
Number 7: Feathers
Number 8: Fish
Number 9: Silver and Glitter
Number 10: Succulents
Number 11: The List
The List
the list2
Number 12: The Reason
I did cheat a little and used some fabulous scrapbooking stickers for some of them like the nativity ornament but it’s nice. How about some soccer, hockey, or cheerleader stickers? Or anything that your kids are into? My granddaughter made the fish ornament with a sticker and green thread inside to represent seaweed. Really, this was fun and we could have kept going but we had to stop at 12. :)
Hope everyone enjoyed this post and got some good ideas on fun stuff to do during the Christmas Season with kids or just by yourself – next to a fire in the fireplace with a cup of cocoa sitting nearby. (did you like that visual?).
Happy Christmas Season,

You can see the first post of the next post of  THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS.


Linking to these SUPER parties:

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Tutus and Teaparties
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Paula's No Rules Party
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Flamingotoes Party
Dixie and Dottie


  1. These area so beautiful! I LOVE them all...especially the button one! I'm having a homemade holiday link party that just opened and will remain open until Dec 3 at 11:59 pm eatern time. This project (along with your other 12 days projects) would be great to link up. I'd love for you to stop by

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. These are so simple, yet so sweet! I love them. Found your post on 4 You With Love.
    Blessings, Rox

  3. WOW! What incredibly beautiful DIY ornaments. Each is more beautiful and interesting than the next. I think my favorite is Joy...though it's really hard to pick just one. Love this idea.

  4. there all so adorable, what a neat idea!!!!

  5. I had now idea of the meaning behind the song! Your ornaments are lovely!

  6. Love your pretty Christmas ornaments, I'm here from Countdown to Christmas. Stop by and visit me, I'm having a giveaway this week.
    Dorothy @

  7. They look great! Very creative! Love #2, #9, #12! Thanks so much for sharing at our Countdown to Christmas link party! Happy weekend! :)

  8. They are very very cute. Thanks for sharing.

  9. THat's a really good idea. I like the buttons and the fish the most. Where did you find those little plastic boxy ornaments? I've only ever seen the round ones.

  10. I just love these ornaments every time I see them. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing them at our homemade holiday party. They are sure to inspire everyone who sees them!


  11. I love all of these ideas! Thanks for sharing at our Ornament Link Up!


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