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12 Days of Christmas Gift Tags

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Kicking off the Christmas holiday season with 12 Days of Christmas Gift Tags. 12 sets of Christmas Gift Tags that you can download and print for free!

12 Days of Christmas Gift Tags by The Birch Cottage

Do you know the origins of the song “The 12 Days of Christmas?”

The 12 Days of Christmas

Lyrics

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Four calling birds
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Six geese a laying
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Seven swans a swimming
Six geese a laying
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Eight maids a milking
Seven swans a swimming
Six geese a laying
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a milking
Seven swans a swimming
Six geese a laying
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Ten lords a leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a milking
Seven swans a swimming
Six geese a laying
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Eleven pipers piping
Ten lords a leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a milking
Seven swans a swimming
Six geese a laying
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Twelve drummers drumming
Eleven pipers piping
Ten lords a leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a milking
Seven swans a swimming
Six geese a laying
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves, And a partridge in a pear tree.

Christmas Memories

Each Christmas season when our adult children were “children”, we used to get together with my sister’s family and we always, absolutely always, had to sing The 12 Days of Christmas.

Each child and adult had their own verse they had to sing. We always went oldest to youngest. Which meant our son or one of my nephews always had the pleasure of singing “FIVE GOLDEN RINGS”. (Can’t you hear their voices cracking?!)

Then there was my sweet little nephew Jonathan who could never remember his verse. I mean never. Every time the song came around to his verse , we would hear, “What’s my line again?”

Oh, man, painful but fun memories!

Are there really 12 days of Christmas?

Did you know that the 12 Days of Christmas was commonly referred to the time beginning with Christmas Day? I’m not sure anyone really knows why or if there’s any real significance to the 12 days.

Typically, my family thinks of it as the 12 days leading up to Christmas Day.

12 Random Days of Christmas Gift Tags

12 Days of Christmas Gift Tags by The Birch Cottage

So, in keeping with the 12 days of gifting fun, I thought this year (2019) it would be fun to gift to you 12 different sets of free printable Christmas gift tags.

Only, I’m calling it the “12 Random Days of Christmas Gift Tags”. I really didn’t want to wait until December 14th or the 25th to start gifting you these free printable Christmas gift tags. Today, I”m releasing the Snowflakes Gift Tags.

So, for 12 more random days, I’ll be sharing one free set of printable Christmas gift tags, including:

  • Snowflake Gift Tags
  • Cross Stitch Handmade Just for You Gift Tags
  • Hand Drawn Flowers Gift Tags
  • Scandinavian Houses Gift Tags
  • Let it Snow Gift Tags
  • Christmas Delivery Gift Tags
  • Merry Little Christmas Gift Tags
  • Peace Joy Noel Merry Gift Tags
  • Merry Christmoose Gift Tags
  • Stamped Christmas Tree Gift Tags
  • Merry & Bright Gift Tags
  • Fa la la la la Gift Tags
  • Peace & Joy Gift Tags

Subscribe for Access

These 12 sets of free printable Christmas gift tags are available exclusively to subscribers of The Birch Cottage newsletter. As a subscriber, you’ll have access to these Christmas gift tags and the ENTIRE Subscribers Resource Library!

Just fill out this form to subscribe:

How to Print

Use Avery Products

All 12 sets in the 12 Days of Christmas Gift Tags collection were designed specifically for use with Avery 22802, 2″x3-1/2″ printable gift tags. (These gift tags are also compatible with other 2″x3-1/2″ gift tags, too. Just be sure to check the package or manufacturer’s instructions to verify.)

Simply follow your printer manufacturer’s instructions for loading the cardstock in the printer.

Use Cardstock

You can also print these gift tags using regular cardstock paper. If you choose to use cardstock, you’ll simply cut out the gift tags with scissors or a rotary cutter, punch a hole in the top and affix to your package with tape or tie on with string, ribbon or twine.

So, be on the lookout for the 12 random Days of Christmas Gift Tags and download your favorite (or all of them).

More Christmas Gift Tags

You’ll find a ton of free printable Christmas Gift Tags right here on The Birch Cottage blog. Here are a few of my favorite:

Remember, as a subscriber, you’ll have access to all these free printable Christmas gift tags and so much more in the Subscribers Resource Library.

So, be sure to subscribe so you’ll be notified as I release each of the 12 (plus) Random Days of Christmas Gift Tags!

Happy holidays…

Pam from The Birch Cottage

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Debi

Sunday 1st of December 2019

I think your gift tags look wonderful but i am only finding the following ones for downloads in the library. Am I doing something wrong that I am not seeing the rest? Thank you for your wonderful posts... Snowflake Gift Tags Cross Stitch Handmade Just for You Gift Tags Hand Drawn Flowers Gift Tags

Pamela Baker

Sunday 1st of December 2019

Debi, check again. I just uploaded all the remaining 12 Days of Christmas Gift Tags to the Library. Sorry about that! You should find this set of printable gift tags, the ones already shared and the ones to come. Kind of sounds like “A Christmas Carol”, doesn’t it? You know, Christmas past, present and future...

Thanks again for letting me know about this. Happy holidays!!

Pam Baker The Birch Cottage

Kathi

Saturday 30th of November 2019

I subscribed a long time ago... but am so frustrated trying to download pdfs that I am on the verge of unsubscribing... there is no earthly reason that one should have to reload a pdf changer when you do not need it... not to mention that the pdf attached to your site is not user friendly nor does it work half of the time... I understand the ads, etc... but we come to your site for your ideas and to use them to enhance our lives... not to go away frustrated...

Pamela Baker

Sunday 1st of December 2019

Kathi, I am so sorry for your frustration. The PDFs that I make available are NOT downloadable directly from my blog. There are some ads that may be misleading (I’ve asked the ad manager to remove these). I also do not have a PDF reader or changer attached to my blog. If you’re asked to download any programs, please don’t. Definitely not a requirement of my blog. You will find all downloads in the Subscribers Resource Library, which is a shared Google Drive. You can browse or search for items in the Library. Once you find them, you can save them to your own Google Drive (if you use one) or download them to your computer. Please check your email for the link to the Library near the bottom of every newsletter you receive from The Birch Cottage. That link will take you directly to the Library. Then you can search or browse for the items you want. Again, thank you for subscribing and I’m truly sorry you had such a frustrating experience. Hopefully this explanation will help.

Happy Holidays!!

Pam Baker The Birch Cottage

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