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jackiebatch 10-24-2007 02:52 PM

12 days of Christmas gifts question
Some time ago someone in our neighborhood secretly gave gifts to a few neighbors for the 12 days of Christmas. With each gift came a cute poem. They were not big giftsÖa box of cookie mixÖ a six-pack of soda etc.
Has anyone heard of this and if so do you have the list of gifts and the poems that go with them? Iíd really appreciate having them. We have a number of military families in our neighborhood with the husbands gone and Iíd like to do this for Christmas.
Thank you,

gerrier2 10-24-2007 05:18 PM

12 days of Christmas gift ideas
Found one here


monniegirl 10-24-2007 06:01 PM

What a cute idea!! Thanks for the site. I think I will try this:)

missyterry 10-24-2007 06:25 PM

Thank you fro the site!!
What a wonderful idea............

jackiebatch 10-25-2007 01:58 PM

Thank you so much. I didn't know where to begin to look for it. I knew someone here would know.

mindeola 10-29-2007 07:51 AM

I found this on another site....

ost By tracy (Guest Post) (11/14/2006)
I used this poem and taped each night to the gift. I altered some of the poem verses to my liking on certain nights. It was so much fun and my kids had a blast. This is a tradition for sure.

Night 1 (pear bread)
Twas the first day of Christmas and all through your house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
'Cept suddenly one little soul did appear,
It is your Christmas friend bringing you holiday cheer.

Tonight calls for a partridge for your pear tree,
But partridges are tough catches, you see.
Now, how 'bout some pear bread, instead of the bird.
Indeed it tastes good, or so we have heard.

Tonight the first night, this sign you have been given,
One ring of your doorbell, not six and not seven,
But from every night hence, one ring of your phone
Will signal a gift from your own secret gnome.

Now beware of this warning- your friend will be here,
But you better not look , or he'll disappear,
And then all your gifts that were carefully planned
On some other front porch they will surprisingly land.

Night 2 (turtles & doves chocolates)
Tonight we have turtles & doves coming your way.
Eat all the chocolate you may.
Because in your family you have quite a few,
We've left on your doorstep more than just two.

This glad Christmas season is so full of fun.
We're happy to share with your family, then run.
How grateful we are that you're playing our game.
You'll now find that Christmas won't be the same.

Night 3 (French horn ornaments from $1 store)
Night 3 arrives, but we are not in France,
And three French hens don't come by chance.
So for your family we have given to thee,
3 French horns to put on your tree.

Night 4 (gold coins)
Four calling birds, we can't pay the fare,
For all we have is a purse full of air.
As Christmas approaches, and calls you must make,
Don't use these gold coins or the phone you may break.

Night 5 (ring pops)
On the fifth day of Christmas with things rather tight,
It's important to us that we all travel light.
Gold rings are too heavy (and so are gold buckles),
So please be content with sweet rings on your knuckles.

Night 6 (Cadbury chocolate eggs)
Six geese a- laying-- an interesting sight.
One of them squawked and they all took flight.
What they left in their nest,
you'll just have to look,
But with these you won't want to cook.

Night 7 (goldfish)
The 7th day of Christmas and we are half way done,
Remember no peeking or you'll spoil the fun.
On this day of Christmas, how nice it would be,
If seven swans a swimming your family could see.
The pond was quite empty since the swans have gone south,
We only found goldfish to put in your mouth

Night 8 (milk maid caramels)
On the eighth day of Christmas, we're busy as a bee.
Eight maids-a-milking, no where do we see.
But there in the barn we spy a tasty sweet,
Milk Maid caramels, what a treat.

Night 9 (Christmas CD)
Nine ladies dancing would be too big a crowd,
Besides their music is way too loud.
We have for you Christmas songs,
That you can listen to all season long.

Night 10 (caramel corn)
Ten lords a leaping would be an awesome gift,
But they got stuck while jumping through a white snowdrift.
We had to be content, you see,
to watch the popcorn fly.
So we've added a sweet topping to it for you to try.

Night 11 (hot cocoa mix)
Those eleven pipers piping reminds us of our plumber,
To leave him on the doorstep would be a real bummer.
Now make your water piping hot, and fill your cups with care.
We're giving you some hot chocolate we know you'll love to share.

We simply can't believe this game is almost through.
We've had a jolly time bringing these gifts to you.
With only one more night, don't you wish you knew,
Just exactly who we are and why we're doing this for you?

Night 12 (I found a drum candle at the $1 store)
Christmas Eve has arrived, and on this our last night,
One dozen drummers would be a grand sight.
But the noise of their drums would hurt your head,
So eat all these cookies we bring you instead.

And so we wish you a joyous Noel,
We know that you're hoping our name we will tell.
But our name stays a secret, we just cannot share.
It wouldn't be right, no it wouldn't, so there!
Merry Christmas!

homestead46 10-29-2007 08:09 PM

Wow, this is just too sweet of an idea! Thank you for sharing the poems.


lcraven 11-07-2007 08:35 PM

I love this idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

maconscrapper 11-08-2007 08:41 AM


Originally Posted by gerrier2 (Post 7536771)

thanks so much for sharing this.

Rush'd Lady 04-19-2008 05:57 PM

Cool Idea! :)

stamperela 04-19-2008 08:16 PM

Just wanted to subscribe, this is a great idea for coworkers too!!

NaNel 04-20-2008 03:40 PM

This is just too cute, thanks for sharing :)

kimb0 04-21-2008 09:47 AM


CraftyMel2 12-01-2012 06:34 PM

I am searching for something a neighbor shared with me, oh, gosh...15 years ago! I do not remember much about it except one or two things. One was "On the_____ day of Christmas we are having so much fun but take a moment out to chew a stick of gum" or something like that. One day was an apple...can't remember why...Does this sound familiar to anyone?? Thanks!

CraftyMel2 12-01-2012 06:48 PM

Gosh, how I do love Google!! I found it so I thought I would come back and post in case anyone else wanted to see it. So FUN!

The Twelve Days Of Christmas Gifts

Cook22 12-02-2012 01:17 AM

Thanks for posting that - I'd never seen this thread before and enjoyed reading the original and your link.
But looking at the link you gave, grrr, the pedant in me says don't they know that the Twelve Days of Christmas are not the twelve days before, but the twelve days AFTER Christmas running up to Epiphany.

kilroy 12-07-2012 06:34 PM

I have never seen this before. I have a few for Valentine's Day I will look for after the first of the year and post. Someplace i have something for Halloween too but I am not sure I can find that one. TFS

madameplushbottom 12-22-2012 11:03 PM

this is a great post. thanks for all the ideas.

smileyj 12-23-2012 05:04 PM

what fun ideas thanks!

craftymomto2 12-25-2012 03:53 PM

These are cute!

kilroy 01-03-2013 08:18 PM

14 days of valentines

Originally Posted by kilroy (Post 19872347)
I have never seen this before. I have a few for Valentine's Day I will look for after the first of the year and post. Someplace i have something for Halloween too but I am not sure I can find that one. TFS

I saw this in Papercraft magazine probably 7 years ago. I made them for my mom, sent them to my brother to put out each morning for her. She lived with him when she was no longer able to live alone. She looked forward to getting one each day. What you do is tape the type of candy that is in ( ) to the card base. I made a large heart base, typed the verse on a separate piece of CS and adhered it to the heart. You can decorate as much or little as you like.

14 Days of Valentines

1. I love your (kisses), I love your (hugs). They pull on my heart with great big tugs.

2. Youíre worth more than (100 Grand). I think youíre the best in the land!

3. I hope that we will never part, and that we will stay real (SweetTarts).

4. Donít you fret and donít you (Snicker). Donít let my love upset your ticker!

5. Youíre so sweet, as sweet as honey. I love you more than chocolate (coins to represent money).

6. You are a (Smartie). Youíre full of brains. I know youíll go far and make BIG gains.

7. To show my love, oh boy. Iím giving you this (Almond Joy).

8. No one can come (Twix) you and me because youíre special as can be!

9. I donít tell (Whoppers), I donít tell lies. Youíre an important part of our family ties.

10. Iíll love you always, (Now & Later). Iíd even love you at the Equator.

11. Iíve met (Airheads), Iíve met geeks. Youíre one of a kind because youíre unique.

12. You always help out when Iím in a (Crunch). Thatís one of the reasons I love you so much.

13. You have encouraged me when Iíve started to waiver. Thatís why youíre one of my favorite (LifeSavers).

14. Iíll show my love for you with pleasure, by giving you a chocolate (Treasure).

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