The Twelve Days of Christmas–NOW FINISHED 


It has become commonplace in today’s modern world for people to believe the 12 days of Christmas are the days leading to December 25th. Today people fill their homes with decorations and family and friends listen to Christmas carols. Everyone celebrates all through December up until the 25th.

Historically the  12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of the 5th January – also known as Twelfth Night.
The 12 Days of Christmas have been celebrated in Europe since before the middle ages and were a time of celebration  of Christ’s birth with all of the saints of faith.

Today  we all know the 12 days of Christmas from the beloved Christmas carol ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

On the Twelfth day of Christmas

my true love sent to me:

12 Drummers Drumming

11 Pipers Piping

10 Lords a Leaping

9 Ladies Dancing

8 Maids a Milking

7 Swans a Swimming

6 Geese a Laying

5 Golden Rings

4 Calling Birds

3 French Hens

2 Turtle Doves

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree


Sweet Pea 12 days of Christmas

We have tried to match each of the 12 days of the carol to one of our Sweet Pea designs         ( not that easy ) and we will discount that particular design for 24 hours only.

Please watch our YouTube video to see what each day’s discounted design will be( click image below)

Then visit this blog page every day from December 25th for the day’s discount code.


click to watch the YouTube video






  1. I am really excited to see what surprises await, as Glenys says above, really lovely to see that someone really does know what the 12 days of Christmas REALLY means. Thank you Sweet Pea, I love everything you do.

  2. I am so pleased somebody actually recognising the 12 days of Christmas start with Christmas Day and end with Epiphany. Thank you. I get very irritated by marketing ploys using the days leading up to Christmas. I wonder if other know that the carol we use is supposed to have had a religious purpose? There is some evidence it was used to teach the catechism during the inquisition and reformation.

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