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A Victoria Sampler Design is Twelve Days Bellpull Sampler and Ornaments in Leaflet 112.
Celebrate the song we all know as 12 Days of Christmas! There are actually thirteen distinct motifs in this design which lends itself to being finished as a long bellpull although you can also frame it of course! All motifs plus the Hardanger Heart can be made into various shaped ornaments to decorate a special tree at Christmas. The words are usually sung as a carol. However, some have suggested that it is a poem of Christian instruction dating to the 16th century religious wars in England, with hidden references to the basic teachings of the Faith. Many of the symbols of Christianity were not originally religious, including even the present date of Christmas, but were appropriated by Christians from the culture at the time a way to worship and proclame their beliefs secretly. Now, when you hear what you once thought was a secular song, you will also be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas! Enjoy stitching this favorite carol.. ! :) - Thea

Symbolism of “Twelve Days of Christmas”
1 True Love refers to God, The partridge in a pear tree is Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
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
8 Maids A-milking refers to the eight beatitudes
9 Drummers Drumming refers to the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit
10 Pipers Piping refers to the ten commandments
11 Ladies Dancing refers to the eleven faithful apostles
12 Lords A-leaping refers to the twelve points of doctrine in the Apostle’s Creed


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A Victoria Sampler Design - Twelve Days Bellpull Sampler and Ornaments - Leaflet 112