Another decoration, but also with tradition and function.
Oh, and pretty sounds.
Pretty backgrounds, or cards.
Bells ring with the sounds of Christmas,
even when they are not heard.
There is of course tradition, why the bells are associated with Christmas.
So from http://www.christmaslore.com
Bells are typically rung to announce a major life event or occasion. They are rung on both joyous and sad occasions including both weddings and funerals.
Bells are rung at Christmas to announce and celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Our modern day ringing of bells can be traced back to the Pagan religion, a major world religion that preceded Christianity. It was not uncommon for
Pagans to ring bells to keep evil spirits away. Ringing bells was part of many Pagan winter celebrations. Millenia ago, many Pagan customs were adapted
to fit into Christian celebrations. Christmas bells were also probably one of the least expensive musical instruments you could find.
A Common Christmas Tradition
Christmas bells take different forms in different cultures. In Haiti, they have wooden bells that actually don’t ring in lieu of the silver bells that we are all used
Nowadays, Christmas bells are a common part of our Christmas celebrations. We use bells to decorate. The front door of most homes is usually adorned
with Christmas bells to make a pleasant noise as guests enter our homes during the Christmas season. Christmas bells are also widely popularized in
many Christmas songs such as Jingle Bells and Silver Bells. Christmas bells make a festive embellishment to the outside of your Christmas presents, so
consider affixing a small Christmas bells onto your wrapped Christmas presents this holiday season.
Today, Christmas bells are such an integral part of our holiday celebration that it is hard to imagine the Christmas season without the appealing sound of
Then there are the Christmas songs. Many have bells in the lyrics, from jingling all the way to one of my favorites,
The Carol of The Bells.
I gathered up a few versions you can peek at.
This one, is quite interesting, no musical instruments, no vocals.
ok, so I can’t resist the puppies. ;-)
This next one is Cellos and quite powerful
This one, vocal, is just very pretty.
finishes with a big bang and an awwwwww