Saturday, December 6, 2014

Vintage Christmas Carols & Hymns Activities & FREEBIE!

Vintage Christmas Carols & Hymns Activities & FREEBIE! 

L@@ks like the Christmas Holidays are officially upon us now. Why just think, only 2 more Thursdays, then the 3rd Thursday is CHRISTMAS!!! Well, time ALWAYS proves my analysis, "Once the school year begins, you may just as well KISS the rest of the year GOOD-BYE!!!" The older I get, the more it becomes apparent the days scurry by at an ALARMING rate! 

On a LIGHTER note, my hubby, Pyute & I are going to VEGAS on Monday to see the RAT PACK IS BACK!!!  I am so STOKED as I majorly DIG the scene! We saw them last year and I LOVED EVERY MINUTE!!! While it will basically be the same script, I do NOT care as this show will no longer be performing as of December 31. SAD but overall, I am HEP to the hap as after time, a body becomes weary of repetitive routine...which is why at my age, I have found myself seeking to get  "out of my box" and LOVING it!! 

When I was younger in the days gone past, teaching & raising my babes was all I tripped on. If I wanted to go somewhere, such as the beach, camping, Drive In, Amusement Parks and the like,  why I just took them ALL with me. We accomplished many a exciting and successful caravan in those days! But now, I am LOVIN' just me & my hubby...SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!! 

That said, I have been intensely re-formatting my next 2 post for this here blog, my house is in shambles (it is getting on my nerves, as TRUST me. my family will NOT hesitate telling you so upon prompt), yet  my mind & body is running on FULL speed! For the life of me, I just am unable to fathom how ALL of my fellow Ed bloggers out in web land appear to smoothly hang with it all. I also am in wonder how I was able to pull off accomplishing so much in a day during my younger years. Hmmm, as the sands storm by, so do the days of our life! So MUCH to do, so LITTLE time...sigh...

I am publishing this post before I leave for Vegas, and have the 2nd post ready to publish when I get back on the 13th. I plan on being MOST elusive this week, so come back & visit next Saturday as my next post will be on Toy Soldiers. 

But this here post contains my FAV Christmas Carol craft from the days of yesteryear & I have included my FREEBIE pattern for you to make with your babes! I cannot begin to tell you how many children & parents enjoyed the outcome of this inviting Christmas Carol decoration throughout the years. Hung on a door, it is sooooooooooo BODACIOUSLY BOSS!!! 

Christmas Carols & Hymns were written to honor the coming of our King and prompt our spirit into the worship & praise of our TRUE & LIVING LORD, and that my dear friend, contrary to popular belief, is nothing to shake a stick at! As the Share Faith site so plainly writes:

The birth of Jesus was celebrated by music: “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” (Luke 2:13-14).

Check out more info this site has to offer concerning the origins of Christmas Carols & Hymns:

This cat SLAMS it home with original Christmas Hymn stanzas...SWEEEEET!:

This next site offers Christmas Carol Customs and a link to the Service of Nine Lessons from the King's College in Cambridge, U.K, where you can download their previous service sheets:

About also has a brief post on Christmas Carol Origin along with other Christmas Carol links:

While Christian Science is a cult, this post from the Christian Science Monitor specifically covers the origin of some of our popular carols:

The History site has the origin in video form along with MORE Christmas trivia in video:

So, are you ready to hear some really melodious carols? Here is Pentatonix singing Christmas Hymns in story sequence:

I hope you enjoyed my Vintage Christmas Carol post. If you want MORE vintage Christmas Carol activities, be sure to check out our Vintage Christmas Carol Activity Pack at our AKGVH Teacher's Notebook Store. Our pack is 81 pages crammed full of coloring pages, fingerplays, songs, music sheets, crafts, activity sheets and MORE:

AKGVH Christmas Carol Activity Pack 

 And last but not least, here is your FREEBIE Choir Boy & Girl Craft Pattern from our AKGVH Teacher's Notebook Store:

AKGVH Vintage Choir Boy & Girl Craft Pattern

See you next week when I get back from Vegas!

2015 Christmas Update:

DIG THIS!!! Yellow Hat World stopped by and commented, then left this most out-a-sight Top 75 Children's Christmas Carol List link....SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!

C.S. Calkins

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  1. What a fun post! I love all the vintage images. Thank you for linking up to the SHINEbloghop, I'm stopping by from

  2. Many thanks for visiting our blog, Mandy!!! Stoked you dig our images! Visited your blog and your babe is most ADORABLE!!!

  3. All the images are very beautiful. Beautiful carols. I always say the carols are the best source of knowledge for children regarding religion and Christmas. Just imagine I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

    1. WOAH!!! STOKED you dig our vintage Christmas Carol scene! Made a notation on this here post of your visit and added your most BODACIOUS link! Many thanks for stopping by, diggin' our scene & commenting!!

  4. This is a FANTASTIC post! I love these carols that you have suggested! I'm definitely pinning this one. Thanks for the excellent post!

  5. Many thanks for visiting and hosting Home School Link Up, Lisa!!! DIG YOUR SCENE!!!