Hello dear ones! This was our first year celebrating Epiphany. I have a knack for picking up holidays. My mom says that every day is a holiday for me. Our Epiphany journey started with learning that the 12 days of Christmas song has a deeper Christian meaning. I was intrigued. So I put together a 12 days of Christmas lapbook from In the Hands of a Child. Each day we learned about the Christian and secular meaning of the song. Then on Epiphany itself (yesterday) we had a King cake. I just bought a cake from the bakery and added gumdrops to the top.
Below the picture I’ll list the Christian meaning of the 12 days of Christmas. I also have a link with craft ideas. We did not do any crafts but maybe next time. Michael has however been writing the Apostle’s Creed in cursive.
- The gift giver is our Heavenly Father.
- Partridge in a pear tree~ Jesus Christ, our Lord
- 2 turtle Doves~ the Old and New Testament
- 3 French hens~ the 3 virtues (faith, hope, and love)
- 4 calling (callie) birds~ the 4 gospels
- 5 golden rings~ the first five books of the Old testament (Torah)
- 6 geese a laying~ the 6 days of creation
- 7 swans a swimming~ 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit
- 8 maids a milking~ the 8 beatitudes
- 9 ladies dancing~ 9 fruits of the Spirit
- 10 lords a leaping~ the 10 commandments
- 11 pipers piping~ the 11 faithful apostles
- 12 drummers drumming~ the 12 points in the apostle’s creed
God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover
PS: The word “catholic” in the Apostle’s creed is not referring to the Catholic religion but actually means “universal”. Spurgeon.org has a good article explaining the purpose of the creed.