Sweet & Simple 12 Days of Christmas With Printable Tags

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A simple 12 Days of Christmas that’s so easy to put together! Cute poems for each day correlate with an inexpensive gift–many of which can be found at the grocery or dollar store. 

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AN EASY WAY TO SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER 

if you’re looking for a simple way to spread some holiday cheer, do the 12 Days of Christmas! 

My mom (the reason I started this website) loved doing the 12 days of Christmas for someone who needed some extra holiday cheer. She always involved us in the process by having us help with the shopping, wrapping, or delivering.

One of my favorite childhood Christmas memories is getting all bundled up, piling in our station wagon, and doorbell ditching the gifts each night.

She always used the same Sweet and Simple 12 days of Christmas gifts. I’m not sure where she got this idea, but she loved it because it called for simple and inexpensive gifts that could be picked up during your normal shopping.

Ever since she passed away when I was 15, I’ve loved carrying on this 12 Days of Christmas tradition with my own children.

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IDEAS

I love creating 12 Days of Christmas with different themes to gift to others!  Even though this  Sweet & Simple version is our go-to (because it’s so easy!), we also have given:

Grab all 8 versions of the most popular 12 Days of Christmas here in our bargain bundle!  

WHAT IS THIS SWEET & SIMPLE VERSION ALL ABOUT?

  • There are sweet poems that correlate with the gift ideas
  • Most gift items can be found at the dollar store or grocery store, making it inexpensive!
  • Putting the 12 Days together is so easy. All you need are the tags and gifts.
  • It’s great for families, widows, co-workers, etc!

WHAT DO THE TAGS LOOK LIKE?

These 12 Days of Christmas tags come in 2 different color schemes. They are ready to be printed at home or at your favorite print shop. Grab the printable tags here.

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CAN THESE BE EDITED?

Yes! In case you want to switch up some of the days (for example if you don’t have snow), you’ll get an editable document as well as the original! There are 2 different color options, so you can choose your favorite color scheme.

Get the tags here! 

WHAT ARE THE 12 GIFTS?

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The awesome part about this 12 Days version is the gifts are inexpensive and can be picked up at the grocery store or dollar store!

Here are the 12 items I use for each day. However, feel free to switch up a few depending on what you can find. You’ll notice some of the poems for each day have a few different gift options.

    1. Sprite
    2. Christmas  candle
    3. Christmas story (here are some of our favorite Christmas stories)
    4. Candy canes
    5. ornament
    6. chips and dip
    7. cozy socks or hot cocoa (homemade hot cocoa mix recipe here!)
    8. cookies
    9. gloves
    10. treat
    11. Rice Krispy treats (or the ingredients for them)
    12. popcorn and/or nativity(this is a cute wooden ornament one!)


If you have time, wrap the gifts! Simple brown paper and ribbon plus the tags will make the gifts more festive.

12 Days of Christmas gift idea with printable tags

ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Print and cut out these tags.
  2. Put the shopping list in your purse and start picking up the gifts as you find them.
  3. Wrap them up or keep them as is.
  4. Attach the tag to each corresponding gift.
  5. Doorbell ditch all of them at once (with instructions to open one per day) or deliver each night. Don’t get caught!

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WHEN TO START THE 12 DAYS

Start on December 14th to end on December 25th. 

You can also give all the gifts on the first day with instructions to open a gift each day if you don’t want to deliver each day. 

FAQ

+ “It looks like some of the tags contain weather-specific gifts such as day 9. What if we don’t have snow?”  

If you live in a warm climate for December (I won’t be too jealous :), you can find an instant digital download  here. This editable option all comes in handy if you want to change a few of the tags to fit gifts you may have already picked up.

 + I like this Sweet & Simple 12 Days of Christmas version, but it’s not quite what I’m looking for. Do you have any other versions?

Yes, I do! Check out other popular 12 Days of Christmas versions including:

12 Days of Christ

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12 Days for Guys

You can find all of these versions in our shop here

I hope you love spreading Christmas joy this holiday season. It’s one of our favorite Christmas traditions!


 

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20 comments

Crystalyn October 24, 2013 - 5:14 pm

I think this is brilliant. I am so going to sneaky leave presents on someones porch this Christmas season! Now I just need to decide who… Thanks for the printable 🙂

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Mel October 24, 2013 - 5:17 pm

Your welcome Crystalyn. Enjoy! This is one of our favorite Christmas activities.

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Kim Seeman November 30, 2013 - 12:58 am

Looking forward to doing this, if you would please send the editable version, I’d really appreciate it. Such a cute idea~
Kim

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Cher Jewkes December 2, 2013 - 7:14 am

I Love This! But It Doesn’t Snow Here So I Would LoveTo Have The Editable Version. Thank You!

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Karen Glenn December 7, 2013 - 4:22 am

I love this, I do want to be able to change a few of them up for my missionary son. I have been looking everywhere for something like this that is simple!! Thank you

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Tara Rocha December 9, 2014 - 5:02 am

i love this! Can I please get an editable version? Thanks!

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katina green October 24, 2015 - 2:30 pm

I love this. I would like the editable version. Thank you

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Jaclyn Morris November 28, 2015 - 4:25 pm

I would love the editable version please.

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Kenzie December 2, 2015 - 12:37 am

I would love the editable version of the tags. Thank you for sharing such a fun tradition!

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JoEllen Gunther December 9, 2015 - 8:30 pm

I would love the editable version please. I loved how inexpensive and easy it was to put together. Thanks for sharing.

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Rebecca December 13, 2015 - 11:34 pm

This is fantastic…due to the fact that we don’t have any snow, I was wondering if I could please get an editable version. Thanks so much 🙂

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Barbara October 10, 2016 - 4:25 am

So glad to find your sight! The reason for the season is so often overlooked in all the present giving. Would love to receive an editable version ,no snow where I live!

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Wendy December 14, 2016 - 3:19 pm

When do you start this? On Christmas Day or 12 days prior to Christmas?

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Mel December 21, 2016 - 8:36 pm

As the original tradition goes, the 12 Days starts on Christmas. However, in our culture most start it 12 days prior to Christmas. There is no right or wrong way!

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Wendy December 14, 2016 - 3:20 pm

When do you start this? On Christmas Day or 12 days prior to Christmas?

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Carrie Rodak November 19, 2017 - 9:12 pm

Hey Melissa!! I love your site. Cindy told me about it. This is perfect! I’m using it for a friend who lost her husband earlier this year. I think this will bring a little cheer to their holiday.

Carrie

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Melissa Sunday November 21, 2017 - 11:12 am

Carrie! So good to hear from you! I’m so glad you found this helpful. We love giving 12 Days to someone who could use some extra cheer! Hope you have the best Christmas!

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Marilyn September 20, 2018 - 5:22 am

Very nice! Love the Christ version! Would love the editable version as well!

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sofestivemel September 22, 2018 - 5:06 pm

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