12 Days Of Christmas Printable Ornaments (With Christian Symbols)

The true Christmas season starts on December 25 and runs through to the Epiphany! These days from Christmas to the Epiphany are called the 12 days of Christmas and go along with the traditional song. The song itself has a Christian symbol that goes with each part of the song, and these printable ornaments are the perfect way to learn them. You can hang one of these printable ornaments each day during the 12 days of Christmas, learning the hidden Christian meanings of the song as you go. You can find all of my 12 days of Christmas resources for families here. Today, let’s take a look at my new 12 days of Christmas printable ornaments with Christian symbols

I am so excited about these because they’re going to help your family keep living the liturgical year through the true Christmas season! This pack also includes several other Catholic feast days as ornaments so you can hang some then as well. 

You can choose to either color these yourself, or print them already in full color. You can grab the whole pack now for just $5– all 12 days of Christmas with the Christian symbols, the Epiphany, the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, and an ornament for the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. You can buy your set here. (Limited time sale!!!! Get them 20% off from now through Friday!!!)

These are so fun for kids to color themselves each day during the Christmas season! I always find my kids love something they have personally helped with.

The best part is that each ornament indicates what the Christian list it represents!

Here’s a quick list of what each thing in the 12 days of Christmas song represents to Christians. 

12 Days Of Christmas Christian Symbols

  1. Partridge in a pear tree– Jesus on the cross
  2. Two turtle doves– the Old and New Testaments of the Bible
  3. Three French hens– the 3 theological virtues from 1 Corinthians 13:13- Faith, Hope, and Love
  4. Four calling birds– the 4 Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
  5. Five golden rings- the Pentateuch (or first five books of the Old Testament) Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
  6. Six geese a laying– the 6 days of creation (before God rested)
  7. Seven swans a swimming– the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit (wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord)
  8. Eight maids a milking– the 8 beatitudes given to us by Jesus during his sermon on the mount
  9. Nine ladies dancing– the 9 fruits of the spirit as listed in Galatians 5:22-23 (although Catholics do have 12 fruits of the Spirit total, and the other 3 are found in the Catechism)
  10. Ten lords a leaping– the 10 Commandments 
  11. Eleven pipers piping– the 11 faithful Apostles
  12. Twelve drummers drumming- the 12 points of faith from the Apostles’ Creed

Make A 12 Days Of Christmas Countdown Bunting

I absolutely love the look of these printable 12 days of Christmas ornaments on a piece of twine. You can just hang one each day with a little clothespin. 

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I hung my twine from 2 Command hooks, then hid the hooks with a fake poinsettia (from the Dollar Tree) one on each side. This creates a cute little 12 days of Christmas bunting as you fill the string with your ornaments each day.

Hang Them On Your Jesse Tree

Another idea is now that Advent is over, clear out your Jesse Tree and start again! It can double as your 12 days of Christmas tree. I love how these looked hanging on ours!

These are so easy to hang as ornaments. Just cut them out, punch a hole at the top, and insert a Christmas tree hook. 

Other Christmas Season Feast Day Ornaments Included

I thought it would be awfully anti climatic to count down the 12 days of Christmas and then have nothing to hang for the Epiphany! So I decided this pack should also include:

  • The Epiphany (traditionally January 6)
  • Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (January 1)
  • Baptism of the Lord (moving feast day) 

You can see my post here about exactly how long the Christmas season lasts and how all of these feast days play into that. 

Buy Your Printable Christmas Season Ornament Pack Now

You can get this pack now which includes 15 color them yourself ornaments, and 15 full color ornaments, along with a list of the Christian symbols and the dates of all the feast days- get it all for just $5 sent straight to your email inbox! (Limited time sale!!!! Get them 20% off from now through Friday!!!)



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