The 12 days of Christmas is ingrained into the fabric of Christmas as we know it, thus today I am sharing this cute set of free 12 days of Christmas printable’s which is perfect for card making and Christmas Crackers. Although I do have two “day 9s” as I couldn’t decided on my favourite.
What I didn’t know was that this iconic and well loved Christmas Carol has a deeper meaning relating to Jesus, other than the flurry gifts and gestures that creates a fun memory game. Also if you find this interesting check out the full meanings of the 12 Days of Christmas which was fascinating to research.
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What You Will Find Here
What Are The Twelve Days Of Christmas?
The 12 Days of Christmas comes from the Christmas carol we all know and love. But it also has a meaning and refers to the 12 days following Christmas.
This begins on the 25th December with the birth of Jesus Christ and ends on the 6th January with the arrival of the Three Wise Men, this day is also known as the Epiphany or Three Kings Day. So what does each day represent?
- A Partridge in a Pear Tree – Represents Jesus Christ
- Two Turtle Doves – The Old and New Testaments
- Three French Hens – The three virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity
- Four Calling Birds – The four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
- Five Golden Rings – The first five books of the Old Testament
- Six Geese-a-Laying – Represent the six days of creation
- Seven Swans-a-Swimming – Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, the seven sacraments
- Eight Maids-a-Milking – The eight Beatitudes
- Nine Ladies Dancing – Nine fruits of the Holy Spirit
- Ten Lords-a-Leaping – The ten Commandments
- Eleven Pipers Piping – Eleven faithful disciples
- Twelve Drummers Drumming -Twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed
You Will Need
- Printer, (Make sure you calibrate your printer to your Cricut before using for the first time, you will find the calibration button by clicking on the 3 lines next to CANVAS in the top left corner of Design Space)
- Sticker printer paper, printable vinyl, white A4 card or Printable Magnetic Paper
- Cricut Maker
- Cutting Mat
- Cricut Tool Kit
- Or Any Sublimation Ink, Tools and Blanks.
How To Upload Your Printable Days Of Christmas Printable’s To Cricut Design Space.
Start by clicking upload in the bottom left hand corner of Cricut Design Space, a box will appear where you can select browse. Now find you download file and choose the PNG folder, these are the files you will need for design space.
Select the 12 Days Of Christmas Printable’s you require one at a time. When you choose an image you will see the box below. Select complex and click continue in the Bottom right corner.
Next you’ll be taken to a screen where you can remove the back of the file, however I have done this for you, click continue in the bottom left corner. Now you will get the choice to save your Days Of Christmas Printable’s as a cut file or a print then cut file. You must save as print then cut.
You can now bulk select the letters and numbers for your Days Of Christmas project to pull into Cricut Design Space.
How To Print Your Days Of Christmas Printable’s With Cricut
Once you are happy with your choice and sizes, click on the corner and drag the attached images until they are the correct size to print and cut. They need to be 6.75.x 9.25 or less to use the print and cut feature.
I find arranging your letters or numbers together, selecting all and flattening the whole lot together so it is one big image is the best way to avoid wastage. As long as you have white space between the letters they will still cut separately. This way you can move letters upside down to fit more into your printing space.
Now click make it, this will take you to the print preview page, ensure you feed your sticker paper is the correct way into the printer and press print. When you unload your printer avoid touching the black guide line around the edge of the printed stickers as I find this smudges easily.
Once printed, gently put the sticker sheet or card on your cutting mat, I don’t roll it with a brayer as I usually would, simply gently press around the edge. But always ensure I use a sticky mat and ensure the edges are well stuck down.
You will now be taken to the cut screen, here you can choose your material. I always use the printable vinyl or washi setting, this successfully cuts the top sticker layer only with the default pressure setting. And press go on your Cricut.
If You Don’t Have Cricut ?
You can upload my Days Of Christmas Printable’s to Canva, this is a great programme for making posters and cards, or indeed Word or Pages. I have provided a set on Jpg files for use in these programs if you would prefer your Printable Christmas Pudding Alphabet to have the white background on.
If You Want To Use These Free Cricut Days Of Christmas Printable’s?
Simply click here or on the image below to get my free Cricut Days Of Christmas Printable’s downloads and you can download it from my shop. However, make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off, if the email doesn’t land check your spam folder. Here’s how you upload the files to Cricut Design Space.
If You’re Having Problems?
Check out my trouble shooting page, hopefully it will answer any questions you may have.
Tips And Advice For Using Cricut
- Cricut Design Space Guide
- How to upload to Cricut Design Space
- How To Make Print And Cut Stickers In Cricut Design Space
- Where Else To Get Free SVG Files
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