Do you know about the symbol of every theme you have on your advent calendar? Knowing how to do an advent calendar helps us resonate with every theme’s meanings and symbols.

Advent calendars can be done spiritually. You can recreate themes based on mythological references the Bible has.

Resonating the theme for 12 days before Christ’s birth will make way for this advent calendar. Teens and adults will better know how to add the theme in the right direction.

Want to expand your knowledge? Our previous blog post on what to put in an advent calendar offers a comprehensive look into this subject.

In this blog, let us explore its meanings, symbols, and much more.


Day 1: Partridge in The Pear Tree

You can recreate the exact theme of Christmas, and it is interesting to know that you also have a song dedicated to the symbol of Christianity.

The advent titled ‘Patridge in the pear tree’ is a symbolic representation of the birth of Jesus Christ. You can have printables done for ‘Patridge in the Pear Tree’ and allow your teens to color the same.

Day 2: The Two Turtle Doves

In this advent, two turtle doves symbolize the New and Old Testaments. The old testaments refer to the religious beliefs and sentiments that prevailed before the birth of Jesus Christ.

The New Testament refers to religious beliefs and sentiments post the era of Christ.

Day 3: The Three French Hens

The three French hens symbolize the virtues every Christian should follow. These are Faith, Hope, and Charity. These are the prime theological philosophies the religion of Christianity embraces.

You can create thematic printables depicting the ‘Three French Hens’ and allow your kids to color the same. The completed version can be pinned up on the advent calendar bulletin board.

Day 4: The Four Calling Birds

The four calling birds refer to the four gospels or evangelists of Christianity. The four gospels here are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These are four evangelists who think or tell a story similarly.

You can caricature the theme mind-bogglingly and take printables so your teens color or paint the same.

Day 5: The Five Golden Rings

Here, we symbolize the five golden rings as the first five books describing the Old Testament theories. You can allow your kids to Google what these books are and try doing popups of the books to add to a more invigorating theme.

Add festive stickers or star glitters to a more pretty-looking theme.

Day 6: The 6 Geese-a-Laying

The 6 geese-a-laying refers to the six days of creation. The theme revolves around how God created the entire Universe within 6 days.

The Lord rubbed his gentle void with his hand to create all the living beings we find across Earth or the Universe today.

You can create thematic printables by symbolizing this wonderful concept and put them up for display in your advent calendar.

Day 7: The Seven-Swans-a-Swimming

The-Seven-Swans-a-swimming refers to the seven gifts of the holy spirit. In other words, the concept revolves around 7 sacred sacraments that paved the way for Christianity.

You can create thematic printables of the same as pop-up cards or as coloring pages to put up on your advent calendar.

Day 8: The 8 Maids a Milking

The 8 maids milking symbolizes 8 beatitudes who are milking the cows during the onset of the birth of Jesus Christ.

You can draw 8 milking women on chart-based printables and color the thematic printables to include in your spiritual calendar.

Day 9: The 9 Ladies Dancing

The 9 ladies dancing symbolize the 9 sacred gifts of the Holy Spirit. These are the 9 principles the religion of Christianity embraces.

The 9 principles are Love, Joy, Peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, and patience. Have thematic printables to resonate with your very own spiritual advent calendar.

Day 10: The 10 Lords a Leaping

The 10 lords a leaping refer to the 10 commandments of the Bible. You can discover what the 10 commandments are and create printable templates based on them. The 10 commandments are:

  1. You shall have no other Gods before me
  2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images
  3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
  4. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy
  5. Honor your father and mother
  6. Thou shalt not kill
  7. Thou shalt not steal
  8. Thou shalt not bear false witness
  9. You shall not covet
  10. Thou shalt not commit adultery

Caricature the themes into your advent calendar to make it one of a kind.

Day 11: The 11 Pipers Piping

The 11 pipers piping symbolizes the 11 faithful apostles of Christianity.

You can caricature printables that resonate with this deep-rooted meaning of Christianity and include them in your very own mythological-based advent calendar.

Day 12: The 12 Drummers Drumming

The drumming of the 12 drummers symbolizes the 12 points of doctrine that explain the Apostles’ creed. You can recreate the concept using a printable template or add the drawing on pop-up cards.

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Summing It Up

You have these 12 principles made out as a song for your tiny toddlers or teens to remember. You can recreate your advent calendar, adding a lot of mythological references that depict the birth of Jesus Christ.

Here, you can include the stars calling out, signaling the birth of Jesus Christ. You can caricature themes on how the stables were created before the onset of the birth of Christ.

You can talk about the three wise men who foretold the birth of Christ to the world.

Likewise, you can add many concepts based on Christ’s birth. Include stories and snippets so that you explain to the audience what each concept stands for or symbolizes.

Dr. Emily Clarke

Dr. Emily Clarke is a renowned Parenting and Childcare expert with over 15 years of experience. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies from the University of Leeds and has dedicated her career to understanding and nurturing child development. Joining our website in 2020, she has become a cornerstone of our parenting advice section. Her previous experience includes leading a team of educators at a prestigious nursery and authoring several articles on child development. In her leisure time, she enjoys photography, capturing the simple joys of family life.

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