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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The 12 Days of Christmas Faithbooking Challenge - Week 1 of 12

Thank you for joining us for our Christmas Faithbooking Challenge! This year, our theme is "The 12 Days of Christmas". We've all heard this song growing up, but I never realized that each verse of the song also had a Biblical meaning. So, over the next few weeks, we will be exploring the Biblical meanings of each verse of the song and you are to create a layout which shows what it means to you. Each week you will be presented with the traditional verse, it's Biblical meaning, and a free mini kit that you can use to create your layout. You are not required to use the kit, but it's being made available to you as a free gift. After the 12 weeks is over, you should have a beautiful reminder that you can share with your family every Christmas as to what the Biblical meanings are for "The 12 Days of Christmas"!

This week's challenge is hosted my Susan Godfrey, from Simply Susan Designs and features the first verse:

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.

I know, I had a hard time figuring out how a partridge and a pear tree could represent anything scriptural, so I was surprised to learn that you really can tie them to Scripture.

THE PARTRIDGE: The partridge in a pear tree is Christ Jesus upon the Cross. In the song, Christ is symbolically presented as a mother partridge because she would feign injury to decoy a predator away from her nestlings. She was even willing to die for them.

THE PEAR TREE: The tree is the symbol of the fall of the human race through the sin of Adam and Eve. It is also the symbol of its redemption by Jesus Christ on the tree of the Cross.

MY TRUE LOVE: True Love refers to God

For a limited time, you can download this digital mini kit for FREE!



Download!

Don't forget to join in on the discussion about this challenge by visiting "The 12 Days of Christmas Faithbooking Challenge" topic in our forum!

We hope that you will join us in creating this keepsake for your own family! We would love to see what you do! Please upload your creations in our gallery!

Here are some of the layouts our fabulous CT has created with our week 1 theme: A Partridge in a Pear Tree.

Kim


Jackie Ann


Tammy (2 page spread)
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Natalie


Heather


Michele

3 comments:

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 21 Oct [LA 08:44pm, NY 10:44pm] - 22 Oct [UK 03:44am, OZ 01:44pm] ).

agravette said...

Wow! This is such a beautiful kit, and I love the story behind the song. I never knew the true meaning behind it. Thanks so much!

Sara Paschal said...

Wonderful, Amazing can't wait to play along;)