First Day of Christmas: Partridge in a Pear Tree Ornament
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a Partridge in a Pear Tree. Celebrating the 12 days after Christmas day, this beloved Yuletide carol has been sung by young and old alike for centuries. The Partridge has been said to signify Jesus, whose birthday we celebrate on December 25, the first day of Christmas. Jesus is symbolically presented as a mother partridge that feigns injury to decoy predators from her helpless nestlings. "How often would I have sheltered you under my wings, as a hen does her chicks." Luke 13:34. The pear tree has been said to symbolize the cross at Calvary or the manger in the Bethlehem stable.
- 2 3/4" high x 2 1/2" wide
- Includes a ribbon to hang the ornament
- Also includes a romance card that contains a description of the ornament
- Finished by hand to a satin sheen
Personalize with our engraving process
Add your personal touch to make this ornament even more special. There are three places that will accept engraving: front top and bottom rim for engraving as well as the back top rim for engraving. Enter your desired information above. Often we add names, years, or a special one-of-a-kind message.
Ornaments Made in the USA
All of our Christmas ornaments are made in the USA. The ornaments are handcast using our specialized centrifugal casting machine using vulcanized rubber molds. Our lead-free pewter is heated to a range of 500 - 600 degrees Fahrenheit. The pewter is then cast into the spinning mold carefully by hand. Once the pewter solidifies, the raw ornaments are taken out of the mold. The castings that are satisfactory to the watchful eye of the Pewtersmith are then deburred by hand. The ornaments are then put through our antiquing process. After drying completely, the Christmas ornaments are buffed by hand, removing just the right amount of the antiquing solution to create the beautifully detailed ornament. Finally, the ornaments are dusted, inspected, and packaged with our red elastic bow hangers.