Celebrate the hope of Advent with this Christmas printable of one of my favorite carols. Warning: it may make you want to walk up to total strangers’ homes and start singing!
I love the advent season. I love the feeling of expectation leading up to Christmas. I love everything about decorating the house and tree (except for testing Christmas lights!) But most of all I love sharing it all with my kids and family.
This year I’m feeling the weight of the past year, and the longing for something new and better on the horizon. We’ve endured a lot of loss and isolation and fear, and I can’t help thinking that we’ll look back on 2020 as a long dark night.
But Christmas is about light, and I believe that light still shines in the darkness. Or maybe especially in the darkness.
Hope on the Horizon
At church on Sunday we sang this hymn, O Come O Come Emmanuel. It touched my heart and I was struck by the lyrics of the verses. Even though I’ve heard it a hundred times, I know the lyrics never meant as much as they do now. Here’s one of the verses:
“O come, Thou Day-Spring come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight”— O Come, O Come Emmanuel
As we were leaving church, my daughter mentioned this was her favorite Christmas hymn. I thought of all the times I’ve sung it, without thinking much about the words, and decided it’s my new favorite too.
Which made me think, maybe you love this song too?
So I decided to create a new printable. I love the idea of Christmas caroling, and I thought it would be fun to make pretty caroling pages out of some of my favorite hymns. I think this is the beginning of a trend!
Maybe I’ll make a new printable carol every year, and pretty soon we’ll have a whole book full of pretty Christmas carols!
O Come O Come Emmanuel
How to Get Your own Christmas Printable
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Then, simply download the PDF file and print it out at home, or send it to your local print shop.
These are great for framing too, and make a fun Christmas decoration or gift!
By the way, I have another fun Christmas printable available too, also for the advent season. Check out this post to see more about how we celebrate Advent and the Christmas story.
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Hope for Christmas
This year, I hope you are able to be with friends and loved ones. I hope you enjoy lots of good holiday baking. And most of all, I hope you experience Emmanuel – God with us.