The Twelve Days of Christmas was created in England when Catholicism was outlawed in the 16th to 18th centuries. The song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” was written as a kind of secret catechism that could be sung in public without fear of arrest – a kind of Bible school song to help remember basic Christian beliefs. The verses refer to a teaching — with the partridge being Christ who died on a tree and the “True Love” being God the Father, who gave us all gifts. The twelve days of Christmas are the twelve days between Christmas Day, Dec. 25th, the birth of Jesus, and the Epiphany, Jan. 6th, the day Christians celebrate the arrival of the Magi (Wise Men) and the revelation of Christ as the light of the world. Do you know what each verse means? If you find out - you will never sing the song the same way again. Here's a hint - know your numbers in the Bible.
Cat's Meow Village has taken the versus and designed them into twelve houses that can be places in a village setting. Remove some books from your books cases or place on a shelf and add these charming houses with some greenery and perhaps small LED lights for a festive decor this season to remind you of the reason for the season.