Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 2 of the Advent - Belle's Carol



I am so excited and glad that you've come to celebrate the Advent with us at Belles 'n Whistles! Summer has some wonderful surprises for you so make sure to come back and visit every day. My Design Team sisters have the most wonderful traditions and memories of this precious and wonderful holiday to share with all of you.

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the music. I love the older, traditional songs as well as the newer, contemporary tunes. When I saw "Belle's Carols", my mind started filling up with the wonderful sounds of the holidays. I remember being a little girl and right after Thanksgiving, Mommy and Daddy would pull out the Christmas decorations and and packed away would be the cutest little paper Hymn books from our church that would have Silent Night, Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Joy to the World, and all of those hymns we grew up on. I would take that book and just look over it again and again and would day dream about seeing myself up on a stage singing to all the world in the most angelic voice anyone had ever heard. Well, if you've ever heard my voice, you'd tell me it's a good thing I can color! I would just sit and practice my stage act on my dolls and sing to the top of my lungs - in my head! I could lip sync like no one's business and I always knew my dolls thought I was the most dazzling of entertainers!



I would love to hear what your favorite holiday carol is so, please share that with us. One lucky person will be selected for another Advent Goody Bag! Oh, Happy Holidays and let the fun begin!

Much love,

Susan

Card Ingredients:

Belle's Carols from Belles N' Whistles, Eskimo Kisses Paper from BasicGrey, Stickles, copics, Prima Flowers, BasicGrey Bling half moon pearls, Peppermint Forest paper from DCWV.

***** Check the side-column for daily Advent Giveaway winners! Janelle (commenter 1 on first day), you were included as number 1 in the random drawing--Mr Linky was added to the posting just after you commented already...you were not forgotten! =) *****

67 comments:

  1. My favourite Christmas carol/hymn is O Come all ye Faithful - I just love to sing along with it and it really takes me back to childhhood carol services.
    Jenni x

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  2. My favourite Christmas Carol would have to be We Three Kings - it is such a joyous tune and I love to hear it sung by a big choir.

    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  3. My favourite christmas hymn is
    " O holy night"

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  4. My favourite Christmas song is Rockin' aroung the Christmas tree. And I love carols sung by Elvis, Pat Boone and Brenda Lee (for example).
    Every year I buy some new Christmas CD's - even though they all have the same songs and I have maaaany CD's already ;)

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  5. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful candy.My favourite christmas hymn is
    "bianco natale"
    kiss dall'italia... ;-)

    incrocio le dita

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  6. My favorite christmas carol is Silent Night, and I love I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus. Thanks for the chance to win a grab bag.

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  7. My favorite is O Holy Night. Love your card!

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  8. My favourite christmas carol is a Norwegian hymn called "Deilig er jorden". I also love to hear Bing Crosby sing "White Christmas".

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  9. Gorgeous card. I honestly don't have a favourite carol but I do love good old Jingle Bells.

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  10. Beautiful stamp and card, fave carol 'Silent Night, Holy Night'.

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  11. It's hard to choose an absolute favorite, but one on my Top 10 List is "What Child Is This" (sung to the tune of Greensleeves).

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  12. My fav ever christmas carol is Silent Night becasue it reminds me of being in a chori when I was at school
    Mina xxx

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  13. Mine has to be Silent Night as it was the first real song my children learnt to sing at school.
    Kim xXx

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  14. i love all the Christmas songs... i so love goin to the littlin nativity plays and listenin the sing... i think twinkle twinkle is always my fav when i go to nativity plays...
    great card.. love the stamp that you have used...!!!
    hugs
    kaz_za
    ps merry christmas

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  15. I am just like you and love all the Christmas songs, but I think my favourite is Silent Night. It was my grandad's favourite and it always make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up when I here it :o)
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  16. I am glad I can craft but we are told to 'make a joyful noise...'. Toys make a great audience when you are a child -great stamp and card. I don't know that I have a favorite carol but 'Silent Night' has got to be near the top of the list.

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  17. What a gorgeous card! Such an adorable image!! I love Christmas music! I don't know if I could pick a favourite. I'm such a big kid so probably Rudolph or Frosty!!

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  18. I just adore this stamp!
    My favorite song is one I heard just a few years ago. 'The night before Christmas' sung by Carly Simon. I literally went to see if it was on Itunes within seconds of it finishing the very first time I heard it. If you are curious it is on Itunes. I have a holiday playlist and have this song playing more than once throughout.
    Thanks for the holiday inspiration. I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

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  19. I think O Holy Night is so beautiful!

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  20. There's sooo many Christmas carols that I love but if i had to pick just one it would have to be "Let it Snow"

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  21. my favourite is little donkey sung by my 3 year old son

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  22. i am dreaming of a whiteeeeeeeeeeeeee christmas.. is one of my fav's.. :)) little drumer boy too.. it is hard to have only one.. i love christmas songs :))
    That card is beautiful.. love all the sparkes of glitter here and there..

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  23. This is just beautiful Susan! I love the tone in tone colors on the background and the image just jumping out by having other colors as well and because of the fact you didn´t use too much decoration on it.
    And thanks for sharing your personal christmas carols story with us! I think we girls are all the same...LOL
    Big hugs to you!
    Kathrin aka Kruemel

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  24. My favorite christmas carol is "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht" (Silent Night).
    The card is so beautiful.
    xAndrea

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  25. My favourite carol I think would be away in a manger as I remember singing it at many a school christmas carol service and being told to make sure we all had clean white knee length socks, I don't think they cared about anything else.Love the card Julye

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  26. my favorite christmas song is I saw mommy kissing santa claus

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  27. Eine tolle karte ist das, ich liebe Weihnachten und alle Lieder, Am Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht "Meisten
    lg gila

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  28. Ok, my favorite carol has to be Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. I am such a child! LOL
    Hugs
    Tanya

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  29. What a fab card and such beautiful colouring. My favourite carol would have to be Hark the Herald Angels Sing and love to sing along to this and other carols whilst trimming the tree. Have a great day, take care Ann-Marie xxx

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  30. What a sweet card! Wow, favorite carols..... I'd have to say either Rudolf or Frosty because they're so easy to visualize, and fun to sing with the kids! :)

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  31. Susan, your creation is so very stunning!! Beautiful coloring!HUGS

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  32. There are so many great songs, it's hard to pick only one. I would say maybe "What Child is This" for classic and "Santa Baby" for fun.

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  33. your thoughts about carols so reminded me of my own childhood - I too dreamed of everyone enjoying my singing but I can't sing a note.

    My favourite carol - hmmmm toughie 'Silent Night' 'Away in a manger' and 'little donkey' are all lovely. Too hard to choose.

    Love this card and stamp - so pretty.
    Ann xxx

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  34. I would have to say my favorite is Silent Night

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  35. What a beautiful card! One of my favorite Christmas carols is Silent Night! It is such a beautiful song, and perfect for listening to while enjoying the lights of the tree.

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  36. Oh, I love the card and your story behind the image :-)
    My favourite Christmas song is in German "Süßer die Glocken nie klingen...". I don´t know if it exists in English.
    xx Kathi

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  37. Thank you for the chance to win this gorgeous candy. My favourite christmas song is Last Christmas.
    Hugs, Danica

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  38. I love silent night .My mom use sign it to me when I was little .She had voice of a angel .SarahK

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  39. Congrats Cassie!!! woohooo! i love today's card!!! the image is colored so pretty and the DP makes it stand out so much more! =D hugs, Kris

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  40. I really dont have a favoritee, I love it when my daughter(she is 13 now) will sing me Silent Night or Joy To the World. Always wonderful to have such a young voice singing in the house :)

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  41. Susan, I am with you...I can't sing either...only in my car all by myself. hee hee! My ultimate favorite Christmas song is All I Want For Christmas is You by Mariah Carey. I think that CD is stuck in my car CD player during the holidays...I listen to it over and over again! Thanks so much to Summer for the fun Advent Calendar fun going on here! I'm hoping to get some BnW stamps from Santa for Christmas!
    Big Hugs~ Kim

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  42. Love your card it is so pretty! My favorite holiday carol is Silent Night.

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  43. My favourite carol is In the Bleak Midwinter. Thanks for the chance to win. Marianne x

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  44. My Favourite has to be White Christmas. Thanx for the chance of winning some fab goodies.
    Trish (-:

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  45. Beautiful card and image is superb. Love the BG papers and the flowers. My favourite is Joy to the world.
    Marion

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  46. Aww cute card! I love that image :) thank you for the chance to win. My favorite carols is definitely "Oh Holy Night".
    Hugs
    Hazel

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  47. Sweet card with just the right amount of sparkle! I can imagine our DDs doing the same thing with their plethora of stuffed animals!!

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  48. My favorite Christmas carole is "Walking in a Winter Wonderland." It's just so cheerful!

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  49. Hallo!

    Wow,was für eine wundervolle Karte und ein ganz süßes Motiv!
    Leider verstehe ich kein englisch aber ich versuche trotzdem mal mein Glück! ;-)

    LG Manu! ;-)

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  50. Gorgeous card! Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite is "Mary Did You Know". Such a beautiful song.

    hugs
    Mary

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  51. My Favorite Christmas Carol is "Joy To The World" but my most havorite christmas song of all time is "Its about the cross - by Go Fish
    Thanks for the chance.
    XXX Rosalee

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  52. My favourite is 'Silent night'
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Rene from OZ xo

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  53. Not a traditional one, but I still like 'All I want for Christmas' from Mariah Carey. Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

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  54. My favorite song is White Christmas!

    Blessings,
    Christine

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  55. I loved your story about you looking at the hymn books and singing to your dolls-so exactly like the stamp too!!! How perfect! My favourite christmas song (rather than carol) is white christmas:)

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  56. My very favourite christmas carol is the Little Drummer Boy sang by Neil Diamond, and no I am not very old but his version is my favourite.

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  57. My favourite carol is 'The Shpeherd's Pipe Carol' by John Rutter.
    Helen x

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  58. cute card... thanks for the chance to win! My favorite song has got to be Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

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  59. Silent Night is my favorite Christmas carol. I love many, but that is my favorite.

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  60. My favorite hymm would Silent Night. But I do have to say I enjoy a lot of them.

    Happy Holidays!

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  61. My favorite carole is "The Perfect Tree" It is so beautiful.. It reminds me of the real reason for Christmas.. Your card is beautiful and what a precious memory.. Thanks for sharing. I hope you still have that book.

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  62. Jingle Bells is my all time favorite but I really love the Trans Siberian Orchestra.

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  63. i am not good at picking ONE favorite - in anything and certainly can't imagine picking just one in christmas carols --- but let's see --- I do love Silent Night and O Come All Ye Faithful. Of course my little one has been singing "christmas star" a slight little variation to Twinkle Twinkle little star that is just melting my heart every time I hear it! Thanks for the chances to win!

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  64. My favorite is O Holy Night. It's just beautiful and fills me with so much love and memories. :)

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  65. I like 'em all...I'm not partial! LOL! Thanks for sharing your story and your beeeautiful card with us! ;D

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