(Printed to fit A3)
Based on the 12 Days of Christmas.
The images incorporate some of the hidden meanings that the numbers refer to. They are as follows:
1 True Love refers to God
1 Partridge refers to Christ
2 Turtle Doves refers to the Old and New Testaments
3 French Hens refers to Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues
4 Calling Birds refers to the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists
5 Golden Rings refers to the first Five Books of the Old Testament, the “Pentateuch”, which gives the history of man’s fall from grace.
6 Geese A-laying refers to the six days of creation
7 Swans A-swimming refers to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the seven sacraments:wisdom, understanding, wonder and awe, right judgement, knowledge, courage, and reverence.
8 Maids A-milking refers to the eight beatitudes, the blessings in the Sermon on the Mount.
9 Ladies Dancing refers to the nine Fruit of the Holy Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Gentleness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Self control
10 Lords A-leaping refers to the ten commandments
11 Pipers Piping refers to the eleven faithful apostles
12 Drummers Drumming refers to the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle’s Creed