Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Carols

The tradition of Christmas carols dates back as far as the thirteenth century, although carols were originally communal songs sung during celebrations like harvest tide as well as Christmas. It was only later that carols began to be sung in church, and to be specifically associated with Christmas. Traditionally, carols have often been based on medieval chord patterns, and it is this that gives them their uniquely characteristic musical sound. Some carols can be traced directly back to the Middle Ages, and are among the oldest musical compositions still regularly sung.

Free Printable Christmas Carol Lyric sheets are great for your family or neighborhood caroling activities. Print some of our Christmas Carol Song sheet pages and teach your group to sing. These are provided for your personal enjoyment and as a guide to learning these classic old Christams Carols.
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Monday, December 3, 2012

Wn a Nook from Gemma Halliday

Gemma Halliday is giving away a Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight!How to enter? Just subscribe to her newsletter at
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The fine print: Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight can currently only be shipped to U.S. address, so this contest is only open to residents of the U.S. Apologies to my international readers! Winner will be contacted via email on January 1st, and will be announced in my January newsletter.