Before I share a freebie with you today, I want to talk about Christmas Music. One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is the wealth of beautiful music available to celebrate the season. If I had to pick a favorite song, I don't think I could! For many years, when we lived in Connecticut, I sang in a concert choir. It was one of my favorite parts of celebrating Christmas. I really miss it so much. I think we need to start one here in Arizona! Through that experience I really fell in love with choral music.
I was thinking about the song the 12 Days of Christmas which is fun but also very, very long. We like to do sing-a-longs at our house during December. This one is generally not my favorite just because it seems so endless. Once at a Christmas party we did something fun with this song, though, and I thought I'd share it with you.
Here's what you do. You need a good amount of people at your party to do this. Divide everyone up into 12 groups and give them each one of the 12 Days. Each group sings their line when the times comes in the song. Some people are very serious but others will really get into it and do crazy things for their line. It makes the song so fun and no one seems to mind that it's super duper long when you are cracking up the whole way through it. Make sure you give your wackier groups the lower numbers since you'll get to hear them more often than the higher ones. Have fun at your next Christmas party with it!
On to the freebie! It's the 4th Day of Christmas, so of course I'm going to share with you my Four Calling Birds Tag! I was struck by how many bird related items are in this song. Kind of funny, isn't it? Good thing I can think of lots of different ways to draw birds.
This design will only be up for today, so be sure to grab it while you are here! Click to download your favorite file type:
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Want a little peek at the other days? Here are Two Turtle Doves and Three French Hens. These will be in the whole set you can win! See below for details.
Want em? Here's how you can win them!
Here are the prizes:
1) The whole set of 12 Days of Christmas Tags
2) $10 gift code to Sam & Hailey Designs
3) $10 Michaels Gift Card
4) The December VDBC Grab Bag (or a $7 gift code to Sam & Hailey Designs if you have already purchased it)
How can you win them? On the 12th Day (that will be the 23rd for our little blog-fest) I'll hold a drawing for each one of the prizes (that's four drawings in one day... I think I can handle it!). All you have to do to enter is comment on my blog to enter. You can comment on my blog on each of the 12 days so you'll have up to 12 entries in the drawings! Each day I'll have a new thing I'll ask you to include in your comment so keep an eye out for that. It's as simple as that!
Today's comment requirement:
Leave a comment with your favorite Christmas song (if you can possibly pick one)!
Be sure to include some way to contact you in case you win the drawing (for example, your VDBC forum name, your email address, etc.). If you don't, I might not be able to get your prize to you!
Check back tomorrow to see what we have in store for you on the 5th day! Ileana will be hosting, and I know it will be fun!
Time to get crafty, people!