Collection: Christmas

'The Twelve Days of Christmas'

My lino cuts illustrating the classic Christmas song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’  printed in the UK onto an unbleached organic cotton range of products 

The presents are open, the lunch is eaten and the leftovers are in the fridge for the Boxing day sandwiches. The leftovers are the best bit of Christmas dinner, that and the sprouts - I actually adore sprouts, they are one of my favourite vegetables and definitely not just for Christmas. Like these delightful designs they can be appreciated at any time of year

You could not help but feel Christmassy wearing this apron as you prepare the sprouts or use the oven gloves to get the turkey out of the oven. Even the drying up could be fun as you can remind yourself whether its eight maids a milking or nine ladies dancing with this humorous take on the traditional Christmas song

 Each print comes on a greetings card and is available individually or as a set of 12 (two free), they come with a plain white envelope and protective wrap

The complete range comprises of a tea towel which has been a consistent seasonal favourite, this year I have added an aprona double oven glove and wrapping paper to the collection. 

 Perfect for lovers of a traditional Christmas and a bit of a festive singsong

The origins of the song;

 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

23 products
  • The Twelve days of Christmas Set of 12 Greetings Cards
    A Partridge in a pear tree greetings card lino cut by Kate Guy
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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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  • Christmas Gift Set
    Christmas Gift Set Tea Towel, Apron and Double Oven Glove illustrated recipes mix and match Kate Guy Prints
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  • Tea Towel and Apron Mix & Match Gift Set
    Kate Guy Prints Gift Set illustrated recipe tea towel and apron
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  • Tea Towel and Double Oven Glove Mix & Match Gift Set
    Gift Set Tea Towel and Double Oven Glove illustrated recipes mix and match Kate Guy Prints
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  • Simple Soups Mix & Match Gift Set - Tea Towel, Apron and Double Oven Glove
    Gift Set Tea Towel  Apron and Double Oven Glove illustrated recipes Simple Soups mix and match Kate Guy Prints
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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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  • The Twelve days of Christmas Wrapping Paper x 5 Sheets
    12 days of Christmas wrapping paper Kate Guy Prints
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  • Twelve Days of Christmas Organic Cotton Double Oven Glove
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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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  • 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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