The twelve days in the song are the twelve days starting Christmas Day, or in some traditions, the day after Christmas (December 26th -- Boxing Day) or you can start it any day you like. I’m sure your friends/family wouldn’t mind when you gave them this set.
I couldn’t seem to find the pic of the set I made (pre digital camera), so I attached the pic that was on the website. I improvised w/ some of the items, adding my own touch. You can do whatever you like --- it’s just an example of what you can do/use. :-)
Now, if you do own an electronic cutter such as the Cricut, there’s an adorable cartridge called: Joys of the Season, which has the 12 days of Christmas designs. Here’s a sampling of what’s on the cart:-
I’d love to see what you create!! :-)