For years I have signed off on cards and gifts from the "French Hens" as a play on the 3 french hens in the carol 12 days of Christmas.
Etsy

I read this recently about the carol:

From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly.  It is said that it may have been written in code to teach the young about their religion...  I love that the Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love-


-The partridge in a pear tree was God
-Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.
-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.-
-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.
-The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.
-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.
-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.
-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.
-The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.
-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.
-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.

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