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
Joy2
Joy
Number two: Berries
berries3
berries4
Number 3: Beach
beach
beach2
Number 4: Baby
baby
baby3
Number 5: Necklace Kit
Key
beads
Number 6: Buttons and Bows
buttons4
buttons3
Number 7: Feathers
feather
feather3
Number 8: Fish
fish3
fish2
Number 9: Silver and Glitter
glittery3
Glittery
Number 10: Succulents
Succulent
Succulent2
Number 11: The List
The List
the list2
Number 12: The Reason
Jesus
Jesus2
Jesus3
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.


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