12 Days of Christmas Verses and Gifts

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    Enjoy These Funny 12 Days of Christmas Verses and Gifts

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    For your amusement, here is a fun spin on the classic 12 Days of Christmas song with gifts to go along with each verse.


    The 12 Days of Christmas would have cost you approximately $25,432.00 in 2012, according to The PNC Financial Services Group, which shares the PNC Christmas Price Index every year. (Visit the PNC site and go on a gift hunt that guides you through the Christmas price index.) While there are different stories about the meaning of the , my 12 Days of Christmas will definitely cost...MORE you less than the items talked about in the 12 Days of Christmas song!


    This is what the traditional 12 Days of Christmas items will cost you:


    • 1 Partridge in a Pear - $205.00
    • 2 Turtle Doves - $125.00
    • 3 French Hens - $165.00
    • 4 Calling Birds - $520.00
    • 5 Golden Rings - $750.00
    • 6 Geese a Laying - $210.00
    • 7 Swans a Swimming - $7,000.00
    • 8 Maids a Milking - $58.00
    • 9 Ladies Dancing - $6,294.00
    • 10 Lords Leaping - $4,767.00
    • 11 Pipers Piping - $2,562.00
    • 12 Drummers Drumming - $2,776.00

    So now you have a choice--spend a lot of money on the real thing, or enjoy my 12 Days of Christmas gift items. Curious? Then start out On The First Day Of Christmas.


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    On the First Day of Christmas

    On The First Day of Christmas
    On The First Day of Christmas.

    ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you - a partridge in a pear tree...


    Sorry, but I couldn't find the partridge so I am giving you some pears from the tree the partridge flew away from...


    • 1st Day of Christmas Printable Tag - Print out this tag and give it as a gift along with a can of pears or a few fresh pears. This is fun to leave this as a surprise gift for someone to find.
    • Pear Beaded Safety Pin - Learn how to make a pear using safety pins and beads.
    • Stitch a Pear Trio -...MORE This free "Pear Trio" needlepoint pattern from Cheryl Fall is just what your walls need.
    • Pear Diamonds Painted Card - Tina Jones shows us how to create this colorful card from start to finish.
    • How to Draw a Pear - Learn how to do a realistic drawing of a pear.
    • Holiday Pear Quilt - Create a pear quilt as a holiday gift or just to spruce up the place.
    • Pear Butter Recipe - How about whipping up a batch of this pear butter and wrapping it as a special gift.
    • Pear Pie Recipe - Make and give this delicious spiced pear pie.
    • Delicious Pear Bread - Make a loaf or two of fresh pear bread to give.
    • Pear Tart Recipe - Print out this recipe and giving it along with some pears!

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    On the Second Day of Christmas

    On The Second Day of Christmas
    On The Second Day of Christmas. Photo © Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com

    ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you - two turtle doves...
    ...and a partridge in a pear tree.


    Unfortunately, I don't have any turtle doves; will one of these do?


    • 2nd Day of Christmas Printable Tag - Print out this tag and give it as a gift along with a box of turtle candy and a bar of Dove soap. This is fun if you leave as a surprise gift for someone to find.
    • Dove Beaded Safety Pin - Make a dove to wear using safety pins and beads.
    • Turtle Beaded Safety Pin - Make a turtle to...MORE wear next to your dove.
    • Paper Plate Bird - Create your own dove craft using a paper plate.
    • Make a CD Turtle - Find out how to make a turtle using a CD and a few other supplies.
    • Paper Bowl Turtle - Create a fun turtle craft using a paper bowl.
    • Draw a Turtle - Learn how to draw a turtle and give your picture as a gift.
    • Turtle Puzzles - Download and share these turtle related puzzles.
    • Turtle Candy Recipe - Make these tasty turtle candies to eat and give!
    • Turtle Cake Recipe - Bake a turtle cake to share.

    What surprises does The Third Day Of Christmas hold?


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    On the Third Day of Christmas

    On The Third Day of Christmas
    On The Third Day of Christmas. Photo © Diana Rattray, licensed to About.com

    ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you - three French hens...
    ...two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.


    The French hens were not available, so how about some chicken noodle soup, compliments of the three French hens, or one or more of these projects:


    • 3rd Day of Christmas Printable Tag - Print out this tag and give it as a gift along with three cans of chicken noodle soup.
    • Light Bulb Hen Craft - Create a mother hen craft using a light bulb and a few other supplies.
    • Rooste...MOREr Beaded Safety Pin - This beaded safety pin pattern can be transformed into a hen by simply replacing the two red beads with white beads.
    • Egg Cup Chicken - Use two egg carton cups to make a chicken.
    • Hens and Chicks - Buy one of these cool plants to give.
    • Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe - Here's a quick and easy chicken noodle soup recipe from Diana.

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    On the Fourth Day of Christmas

    On The Fourth Day of Christmas
    On The Fourth Day of Christmas.

    ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you - four calling birds...
    ...three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.


    I can't find those calling birds, but here are four messages they left for you before they flew off:


    • 4th Day of Christmas Printable Tag - Print out this tag and give it as a gift along with four messages describing what a wonderful person the gift recipient is.
    • Cardinal Beaded Safety Pin - Not sure what a calling bird is, but how about making this...MORE beaded safety pin jewelry.
    • Birds of a Feather Bookmark - Make this bookmark that looks like a bird.
    • Home-Made Message Board - Learn how to make a message board that will hold special messages, notes, and even photographs.
    • Paper Bag Notepad Craft - Phyllis explains how she made note paper using a paper bag.
    • Fabric Covered Notebook - Discover how simple it is to personalize a notebook or journal by covering it with fabric.

    On The Fifth Day Of Christmas, my true love gave to me.


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    On the Fifth Day of Christmas

    On The Fifth Day of Christmas
    On The Fifth Day of Christmas.

    ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you - five golden rings...
    ...four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.


    Sorry, I'm too poor to buy five real gold rings, but will some golden pineapple rings suffice? Or perhaps one of these ring or golden projects?


    • 5th Day of Christmas Printable Tag - Print out this tag and give it as a gift along with a can of pineapple rings.
    • Golden Rings Safety Pin - Use this free pattern to make beaded safety...MORE pin jewelry.
    • Christmas Napkin Ring Templates - Print out and make personalized napkin rings for your next Christmas dinner, holiday event or to give as a gift!
    • Bling Ring - This fancy ring made using fancy beads will surely impress everyone!
    • Pineapple Candy - Make a batch or two of this pineapple candy to give.
    • Moist and Easy Pineapple Cake - Make two of these tasty cakes...one to eat and one to give!

    Let's see what The Sixth Day Of Christmas brings.


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    On the Sixth Day of Christmas

    On The Sixth Day of Christmas
    On The Sixth Day of Christmas. Barry Wong/Getty Images

    ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you - six geese a laying...
    ...five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.


    You don't really want messy geese all over the house, do you? How about some of the eggs they left behind?


    • 6th Day of Christmas Printable Tag - Print out this tag and give it as a gift along with six eggs.
    • Goose Beaded Safety Pin - Use this free pattern to make beaded safety pin jewelry.
    • String Egg Craft -...MORE These would make lovely Christmas tree ornaments if made with red and/or green yarn!
    • Colored Eggs - Why let Easter have all of the fun? Color some eggs using Christmas colors and share them with everyone!
    • Roasted Goose - Would a cooked goose be inappropriate?

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    On the Seventh Day of Christmas

    On The Seventh Day of Christmas
    On The Seventh Day of Christmas.

    ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you - seven swans a swimming...
    ...six geese a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.


    All of the swans have flown south for the winter, but here are some of the bubbles they used while they were swimming:



    What will your true love surprise you with on The Eighth Day Of Christmas?


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    On the Eighth Day of Christmas

    On The Eighth Day of Christmas
    On The Eighth Day of Christmas.

    ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you - eight maids a milking...
    ...seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.


    Here's some milk I got from the eight maids - we think they must have been milking some brown cows!


    • 8th Day of Christmas Printable Tag - Print out this tag and give it as a gift along with a carton of chocolate milk.
    • Cow Beaded Safety Pin - Use this free pattern...MORE to make beaded safety pin jewelry.
    • Soda Pop Can Cow - Find out how you can easily create a cute cow using an aluminum pop can.
    • Clay Pot Cow - Create an adorable little cow using a clay pot.
    • Milk Painting - Find out how to create a masterpiece using milk!
    • Hot Chocolate in a Jar - Mix up a few batches of this fun jar recipe to share.
    • Hot Chocolate Recipes - Share some fun and unique hot chocolate recipes.

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    On the Ninth Day of Christmas

    On The Ninth Day of Christmas
    On The Ninth Day of Christmas.

    ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you - nine ladies dancing...
    ...eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.


    Here are some canes used by the ladies to help they walk home after they were out dancing all night:


    • 9th Day of Christmas Printable Tag - Print out this tag and give it as a gift along with a box of candy canes.
    • Ballet Dancer Safety Pin - Use...MORE this free pattern to make beaded safety pin jewelry.
    • Ballet Slipper Design Safety Pin - Use this free pattern to make beaded safety pin jewelry.
    • Candy Cane Reindeer Craft - Find out how to make a tiny reindeer using a candy cane, shared by Reginald.
    • Candy Cane Mouse Craft - Make this adorable felt mouse submitted by Angie Edwards.
    • Puzzle Piece Candy Cane Ornament - Create a Christmas tree ornament using old puzzle pieces.
    • Simple Beaded Candy Cane - Instructions to make simple Christmas tree ornaments using beads and chenille stems.
    • Peppermint Candy Canes Recipe - Try making candy canes at home with this easy recipe.
    • Candy Cane Cookies Recipe - Candy cane cookies are made with food coloring, vanilla, butter and peppermint extract.

    On The Tenth Day Of Christmas my true love gave to me.


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    On the Tenth Day of Christmas

    On The Tenth Day of Christmas
    On The Tenth Day of Christmas.

    ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you - ten Lords-a-leapin'...
    ...nine ladies dancing, eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.


    After the Lords get done leapin', this is what they use for their sore muscles:


    • 10th Day of Christmas Printable Tag - Print out this tag and give it as a gift along with a tube of Ben-gay or other soothing lotion.
    • Crown...MORE Beaded Safety Pin - Do lords wear crowns? Here's a free pattern to make beaded safety pin jewelry.
    • Bath Salt Recipe - Mix up a batch of these bath salts which will help sooth sore muscles with a nice soak in the tub!
    • Aches and Itches Bath Salts - Made with baking soda, dry milk, Epsom salt and sea salt.

    Let's see what The Eleventh Day Of Christmas brings...


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    On the Eleventh Day of Christmas

    On The Eleventh Day of Christmas
    On The Eleventh Day of Christmas.

    ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you - eleven pipers piping...
    ...ten lords-a-leapin', nine ladies dancing, eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.


    Here's a pipe of your own, have fun and don't blow the whole day!


    • 11th Day of Christmas Printable Tag - Print out this tag and give it as a gift along with a bottle of bubbles and bubble pipe.
    • Trump...MOREet Beaded Safety Pin - Use this free pattern to make beaded safety pin jewelry.
    • Humming Flute Craft - Instructions for making a humming flute out of a cardboard toilet tissue roll.
    • Make Bubbles to Blow - Use this recipe to make your own bubble mixture!
    • Bubble Necklace Craft - Instructions for making a necklace that is also a container that holds your bubble soap and wand.
    • Bubble Print Pictures - Did you know you can make a fun picture using the bubbles you blow?

    Now, may I present you with The Twelfth Day Of Christmas.


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    On the Twelfth Day of Christmas

    On The Twelfth Day of Christmas
    On The Twelfth Day of Christmas. Brian Hagiwara/Getty Images

    ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, your true love gave to you - twelve drummers drumming...
    ...eleven pipers piping, ten lords-a-leapin', nine ladies dancing, eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree.


    No drummers--we thought you could use some quiet time so here is a special treat we drummed up for you, so relax and enjoy:


    • 12th Day of Christmas Printable Tag - Print out...MORE this tag and give it as a gift along with some homemade cookies or other treats.
    • Home-Made Drum or Bongo Craft - Make a pretend drum using items you probably have around the house.
    • Toilet Paper Roll Drum Ornament - Use these free directions to create a neat drum ornament using a toilet tissue roll. Makes a great Christmas tree ornament or gift.
    • Large Cookie Container - Make this and fill it with some homemade cookies or other treats.
    • Festive Pringle Container - Here is a smaller container you can use to give treats.

    Hope you enjoyed this unique 12 Day Of Christmas!