Christmas is just a few days away and I thought I would post something fun to share with your children or guests on Christmas Day. This may be old news to you, but I just was enlightened to the fact that the traditional Christmas song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” was possibly originally created as a way to teach about God during a time when teaching the Catholic Faith was illegal:
“According to the Handbook of Catholic Sacramentals by Ann Ball, the famous song about the 12 Days of Christmas was written in England as a catechism song for young Catholics in the days when it was illegal to practice or teach the Catholic Faith. It contains hidden meanings intended to help children remember lessons of faith. ” ~Dr. D’Ambrosio
This has not been proven, but it is an interesting story nonetheless. I love anytime we can take something secular at Christmastime and use it to glorify God.
I created this PDF for you to print and share! PDF The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Try “testing” your friends, children and family with fun game to see who can name the 11 Faithful Disciples, the 9 Fruits of the Spirit, etc.
Please feel free to print this printable and share!