"The Twelve Days of Christmas" is a traditional English Christmas carol with French origins. It published in 1790 without music as a chant or rhyme. Its origins are largely unknown, but it's very probable it originated from a children's memory and forfeit game.Today's well-known melody is derived from a folk arrangement made at the turn of the century by English composer, Federic Austin. "
The twelve days in the song are, traditionally, Christmas Day, December 25th, to the night before the Epiphany, January 5th.But the T2 Team is singing and celebrating a bit early this year so as to share the lovely artwork of our illustrators on the anticipatory days leading up to Christmas...while everyone is still in the office :) Twelve spectacular artists have created artwork specifically for this celebration! Sing along with us...
I got the 5th day. Here's my portion:
On the Fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
FIVE GOLDEN RINGS
Four Calling Birds
Three French Hens
Two Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree