Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

From our family to yours: We hope you had a beautiful Christmas Day!

Click to play this Smilebox greeting

Create your own greeting - Powered by Smilebox
Make your own free greeting

With love,

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Still, Still, Still

After a long, noisy day running here and there, I just need to sit for a brief moment and take a deep breath.

I'd like take time to share some of my favorite, peaceful Christmas music with you. I hope you enjoy the peace it brings. (I know I will!)

In the Bleak Midwinter

I love to listen to vocalists that have a clear, bright tone. As a singer myself, (though nowhere near the class of the vocalists here!) I really appreciate angelic-like voices! The two ladies in these following videos are my FAVORITES. Oh, I can't get enough of listening to them!

The Wexford Carol

Silent Night (Oiche Chiuin)

I adore music from "the old country." I have lots of English, Welsh, and Scottish blood in me, and whenever I hear a folk tune from "across the pond," I get chills. It just sounds so familiar!

{I know I need to do something about being an "Anglophile," but I'm pretty sure than only a visit to the U.K. will ever cure me... Someday...}

O Come, Emmanuel

And last, but certainly not least, is one of my favorite Christmas Carols played by one of my favorite musical groups, accompanying one of the most beautiful reenactments of the Christmas story I've ever seen.

Hosannah!!! I wish everyone a very merry Christmas, with a lovely moment or two of quiet and peace to ponder on the true reason we celebrate this time of year.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Nightly Christmas Devotionals

"Mary's Heart" by Liz Lemon Swindle

In our family, we have a special tradition. Every night of December, we gather together and read from our family Christmas book. Each page has a scripture to read, a song to sing, and then an uplifting story to be read aloud. 

A couple of years ago, I took our old, ring bound, falling-apart Christmas book, and made a new version using Shutterfly's scrapbook program. It has been so fun to have our special book in a "real", book-bound format!

Click here to create your own Shutterfly photo book.

What are YOUR family's Christmas traditions? And how do you remember Christ during the Christmas season?

Happy Christmas,

P.S.-- I received NO compensation from Shutterfly, and will receive no compensation from them, even if you click on their link above. I'm just sharing something our family has done that we enjoy. :-)
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...