12 Days Of Christmas GIVEAWAY Bash - Day 12; The Last Day!

Here’s day 12, our last giveaway!
In the well-known song, 12 Days of Christmas, we are looking at each verse and explaining what each item named represents! So for today, we are looking at the twelfth and final verse;

On the twelfth 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 turtledoves,
And a partridge in a pear tree

As we have already discussed, we are the ones singing it, telling what our true love – God – gave to us. The partridge in a pear tree represented Christ, the two turtledoves represented the Old and New Testaments, the three French hens represent the theological virtues, and the four calling birds symbolize the four gospels, and the five golden rings are the first five books in the Old Testament (the histories), the six geese a-laying are the 6 days of creation, the seven swans a-swimming are the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the eight maids a-milking are the Beatitudes, the nine ladies dancing are the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit, the ten lords a-leaping represent the ten commandments, and the eleven pipers piping are the 11 faithful disciples.

The twelve drummers drumming represent the 12 points in the Apostles Creed!

1 - I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
2 - I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
3 - He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
4 - He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell [the grave].
5 - On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
6 - He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
7 - I believe in the Holy Spirit,
8 - the holy catholic Church,
9 - the communion of saints,
10 - the forgiveness of sins,
11 - the resurrection of the body,
12 - and life everlasting.

So, onto the giveaway – for the twelfth and final day on Book Ponderings 12 Days of Christmas we are giving away a copy of An Amish Christmas: Expanded Edition, 4-in-1 by Beth Wiseman, Kelly Long, Kathleen Fuller, Barbara Cameron! :-) Want a chance at winning this? Follow the guidelines below to find out how to enter!

Mandatory Entry: You MUST be a follower of Book Ponderings. Leave a comment saying you’d like to be entered along with your email address. If there is no email address…we will have to pick someone else!

Extra Entries for this giveaway:
- Grab our button (+1)
- Twitter this giveaway (+1 per tweet per day)
- Post about this giveaway on your blog (+3)

So have fun! This giveaway will end at midnight TONIGHT (December 24th)! So make sure you leave a comment today!! :-)  All winners during the 12 Days of Christmas will be announced on December 26th!


Renee Ann said...

This is a beautiful post! Please enter me. I'm a follower and have your buttons in my sidebar. Blessings!

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Charity U said...

I would like to be entered! My email address is photographer4ever832@gmail.com. Thanks!

Charity U said...

Your button is on my blog, Austenitis! Also a link is there.

Charity U said...

And I'm about to blog about it (for three entries) on Photographer at Heart.

Thank you! I wish I'd discovered you earlier. :)

Ariel Wilson said...

Sounds like another great book! :)

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