Friday, December 13, 2019

The Twelve Days of Christmas - with Pinspirations

 It’s December 13th, which means IT’S OFFICIAL!

The countdown has begun!

But come on people…FIVE golden rings, wouldn’t one be enough?

Yes, Christmas is coming and, in the spirit of The Twelve Days of Christmas, I’ve been searching the web for a little pinspiration because I need some new gift-giving ideas.

You see, over the years, Christmas around my house has always meant a lot of making, baking and creating is going on. I’ve always loved to make homemade gifts to share with my family and friends. But this year my kids told me, “no more knitted hats or scarves.”

“WHAT?”

This is a brave new world I’m trying to live in, which means, I’ve been searching for something different to give my kids. And I’ve found some fun sights on the internet. So, in the spirit of giving, I’m going to share some of these things.

1)      Free Bullet Journal Doodles are here, so you can learn how to draw
2)      Free Printable “I Spy” Activity Sheets for kids or kids at heart here.
3)      Nine Free Printable Christmas Carols you can download here.
4)      Free STEM Kids’ Activity workbook
      (full disclosure – this one is from my own book Irma the Inventor-which is now on audible) and you can download the FREE workbook here.

And to really kick off the season, let’s all sing along:

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

Plus, I thought I’d share a little history about the famous song.

"The Twelve Days of Christmas" was originally published in 1780 without music. It was more like a chant that came from a French rhyme. Still, more than 200 years later, it is still sung today and has become one of the most well-known Christmas Carols of all time.

Of course any parent, who sings the song with their kids, understands this is a cumulative song (which means each verse builds on the last) and plays to the excitement of the season with the giving of grand gifts that grow bigger and more extravagant with each of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Really, eight maids a milking…?
And, could a partridge even be found in a pear tree, since they are ground nesters?

But I am easily distracted. Just follow the links I’ve provided and enjoy this beginning to The Twelve Days of Christmas!

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