Printable 12 Days of Christmas Tags

I love the idea of gifting my love ones with 12 wonderful things to countdown to Christmas Day.
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I do not so much love the pressure to come up with a clever rhyme to accompany those wonderful things.

Problem solved!

We’ve got printable 12 Days of Christmas tags for you to use to spread merriment.

Whether you’re playing Secret Santa, delivering neighbor gifts, gifting baked goods, unveiling holiday books and treasures, or orchestrating festive activities, these tags have you covered.

Just print, cut, and attach to your daily dose of cheer.

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When Does the 12 Days of Christmas Start? 

In 2019 the Twelve Days of Christmas officially starts on December 25th 2019 through January 5th 2020. The 12 days window starts in celebration of the birth of Christ and ends with the arrival of the three wise men.  

However, you can do the twelve days of Christmas anytime you'd like! We think it's a great gift-giving tradition, especially for Secret Santa and neighbor gifts leading up to the big day.

How to Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas

Traditional: You can start on Christmas Day and celebrate the traditional 12 days through early January. 

Your Own Way: We start on December 13th and end on December 24th, with the 12 Days of Christmas counting down to the big HURRAH on Christmas Day. 

The best part of our 12 Days of Christmas tags? You can use them for ANYTHING. Here are a few ideas:

BOOKS: Wrap up your Christmas books each year and unwrap one each day to read as a family. Add a new book to your family holiday library on the 1st or 4th or 12th day. It doesn't matter when! But reading the holiday stories together just never gets old. 

ACTIVITY: Do something as a family each day to add some holiday spirt to your busy December calendar. Make a batch of peppermint hot cocoa to enjoy together. Go for a drive to see holiday lights. Watch Elf. Cut out paper snowflakes and tape them on the windows. You get the idea. 

SERVICE: Thing of 12 things you can do to help your family, neighbors, or community. Give back by delivering dinner to a neighbor, go shopping for items for your local food pantry, work with your church on a service project, make homemade cards for your extended family, you can even ask your family members to take a day to help each other. 

GIFTS: Heck yes, you can sprinkle a little holiday giving magic! Seasonal treats that only come around once a year like candy canes, marshmallow Santas, and homemade cookies can make a person's whole day! 

TEACHERS: Shower the teachers in your life with 12 days of treats, classroom supplies, and gift cards! THEY DESERVE IT. 

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What Do the 12 Days of Christmas Represent?

The 12 days of Christmas is the period that in Christian theology marks the span between the birth of Christ and the coming of the Magi, the three wise men. It begins on December 25 (Christmas) and runs through January 6 (the Epiphany, sometimes also called Three Kings' Day). - Vox.com

12 Days of Christmas Song Lyrics

Verse 1

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

A partridge in a pear tree

Verse 2

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave me to me:

Two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree

Verse 3

On the third day of Christmas my true love game to me:

Three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree

Verse 4

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree

Verse 5

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave me to me:

Give golden rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree

Verse 6

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave me to:

Six geese a laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree

Verse 7

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

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.

Verse 8 

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

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. 

Verse 9

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Nine ladies waiting, 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. 

Verse 10

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Ten lords a leaping, nine ladies waiting, eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming, six geese a laying, give golden rings, four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves, and a partrige in a pear tree. 

Verse 11

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Eleven pipers piping, ten lords a leaping, nine ladies waiting, 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. 

Verse 12

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Twelve drummers drumming, eleven pipers piping, ten lords a leaping, nine ladies waiting, 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. 

12 Days of Christmas Recipes

Maybe you're like me and want to get knee deep in baked goods during the holidays. My favorite way to make magic with my kiddos is in the kitchen. Here are a few of our favorite holiday recipes that you can weave into your 12 Days of Christmas celebrations.

The PERFECT Sugar Cookies 

The Perfect Sugar Cookie

Easy Chocolate Peppermint Cake Mix Cookies 

cake mix cookies, cookies made with cake mix, christmas mint cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (Super Easy!)

homemade chocolate crinkle christmas cookies treats from box cake mix

Grandma Garnett's Famous Cinnamon Rolls

famous cinnamon rolls

Grandma Baxter's Cake Donuts

Donuts-4

Christmas Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies-7

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