Three French Hens Greetings Card lino cut by Kate Guy
Three French Hens Greetings Card lino cut by Kate Guy
Three French Hens Greetings Card lino cut by Kate Guy
Three French Hens Greetings Card lino cut by Kate Guy
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Three French Hens Greetings Card

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My original lino cut prints illustrate each of the 12 gifts given by ‘my true love’ in the traditional Christmas song, here printed individually onto greetings cards

12 cm square, blank inside, each comes with an envelope and wrapped in protective plastic protective wrapper

Each day is available on a square card, in a set of 12 or individually and combined in one design on an apron, a tea towel, double oven gloves and wrapping paper

The Origins of the Design; 

'The Twelve Days of Christmas' is 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.

All my products are made in the UK