Collection: Christmas

'The Twelve Days of Christmas'

 A traditional Christmas song first published in England in 1780 but thought to be of French origin. It is a cumulative song where each verse builds on top of the previous. As the verses accumulate, so do the gifts; by the end of the twelve days the true love would have received 12 partridges, 12 pear trees, 22 doves, 30 French hens, 36 colly birds, 40 gold rings, 42 geese, 42 swans, 40 maids, 40 cows, 36 ladies, 30 lords, 22 pipers and 12 drummers! I have used the original ‘colly’ birds which is a traditional name for black birds rather than the often-sung modern version of ‘calling’ birds.

 

 My original lino cut prints illustrate each of the 12 gifts given by ‘my true love’ 

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  • The Twelve days of Christmas Tea Towel
    Twelve Days of Christmas organic cotton tea towel, lino cut print by Kate Guy
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  • The Twelve Days of Christmas Apron
    The Twelve days of Christmas organic cotton apron lino cut by Kate Guy
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  • Twelve Days of Christmas Organic Cotton Double Oven Glove
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  • The Twelve days of Christmas Wrapping Paper x 5 Sheets
    The Twelve days of Christmas traditional family song wrapping paper lino cut by Kate Guy
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  • The Twelve Days of Christmas Large (A5) Greetings Card
    The Twelve days of Christmas Greetings Card lino cut by Kate Guy
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  • The Twelve days of Christmas Set of 12 Greetings Cards
    The Twelve days of Christmas Set of 12 Greetings Cards
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  • A Partridge in a Pear Tree Greetings Card
    A Partridge in a pear tree greetings card lino cut by Kate Guy
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  • Two Turtle Doves Greetings Card
    Two Turtle Doves Greetings Card Lino cut by Kate Guy
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  • Three French Hens Greetings Card
    Three French Hens Greetings Card lino cut by Kate Guy
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  • Four Colly Birds Greetings Card
    Four Colly Birds Greetings Card lino cut by Kate Guy
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  • Five Gold Rings Greetings Card
    Five Gold Rings Greetings Card lino cut by Kate Guy
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  • Six Geese a Laying Greetings Card
    Six Geese a Laying Greetings Card lino cut by Kate Guy
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  • Seven Swans a Swimming Greetings Card
    Seven Swans a Swimming Greetings Card lino cut by Kate Guy
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  • Eight Maids a Milking Greetings Card
    Eight Maids a Milking Greetings Card lino cut by Kate Guy
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  • Nine Ladies Dancing Greetings Card
    Nine Ladies Dancing Greetings Card lino cut by Kate Guy
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  • Ten Lords a Leaping Greetings Card
    Ten Lords a Leaping Greetings Card lino cut by Kate Guy
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  • Eleven Pipers Piping Greetings Card
    Eleven Pipers Piping Greetings Card lino cut by Kate Guy
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  • Twelve Drummers Drumming Greetings Card
    Twelve Drummers Drumming Greetings Card lino cut by Kate Guy
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  • House Portrait Commission
    Mews House in Primrose Hill bespoke house portrait by Kate Guy
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