Wednesday, September 20, 2017

O’ Holy Night

In 1847  Adolphe Adam composed this carol to the words of Placide Cappeau’s Minuit, chrétiens, which translates to Midnight, Christians.
This poem had been penned to celebrate the renovation of the church organ in Roquemaure. It is interesting to note that Cappeau did this as a commission work and was not the least bit interested in religion or Christmas.
It was relatively shortly after the work was written that Adam wrote the music, and it was performed in the Roquemaure church by a local opera singer.
John Dwight, a Unitarian minister eventually took the text and translated it, composed it and arranged it to become the familiar tune we know today. It was written in two different English versions.
The words were written to reflect the birth of Christ and the redemption of man.
This is John Dwight’s version:

O holy night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of our dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appear'd and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.

Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born;
O night divine, O night, O night Divine.
Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here come the wise men from the Orient land.
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friend.

He knows our need, to our weaknesses no stranger,
Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King, Before Him lowly bend!
Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name.

Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
Enjoy this classic from a very talented artist!

Speaking of talented artists, let’s take a look at what our very own talented artists have to offer for us this year when it comes to getting stocking stuffers and other gifts for friends and family.

Snowman Christmas Cards with Season’s Greetings Phrase

Adore by Nat 

Cream Pearl Red Heart Charm Bracelet

Treasures of Jewels

Christmas Red Bronze Clear Swarovski Pewter Bow Women's Earrings


Red Bead Bracelet For Her


Coiled Rope Hot Mat For Your Table

Wyvern Designs 

Laser Wood Maple Leaf Pendant

The Singing Beader 

Ruby Red Apple On Black And White Art Print

Colleen Cornelius


Kevs Krafts 

Crocheted Newborn Hat Baby Girl Beanie

Magdalene Knits

Christmas Snowman Thimble

Blue Morning Expressions 

Red Berry Beads Handmade Lampwork Glass Berries Half Hole 432bb

Covergirl Beads 

Jingle Bells Red and Gold Swirls Pet Scrunchie Neck Ruffle


Red Dangle Earrings

Blonde Peach Jewelry

Red Green and Gold Holiday Beadwoven Superduo Cuff Handmade Bracelet


Rare Bloodwood Exotic Wood Dangle Earrings


Hanging Pot Holder and Basket Set in Red and White Cottons


Red Glass Earrings


Bat Mitzvah Kippah Kippot Headcovering Chapel Cap


Cranberry Quartz, Swarovski Pearl Beaded Bracelet

Crafting Memories

Red Sherpa Bead and Pearl Necklace

Shadow Dog Designs

Ruby Red Faceted Glass Heart Charm Sterling Earrings

Diane’s Dangles

Don’t see what you are looking for? Maybe you will find it in some of the following showcases or ask one of our talented artists to design something special for you.
Week 1

Hurry because handmade sells out fast, and when they are gone, they are gone! Buy now.


  1. Thank you Julie for including my Christmas earrings in this wonderful collection of items! Really enjoyed reading your post. Promoting each item and your post.

  2. Thank you for including my Newborn Hat among your lovely Christmas items! Definitely will promote.
    Thank you also for your beautiful history of one of my favorite songs "O Holy Night". I have Jewel's CD of Christmas songs - play it every year. Just added the Video to my own YouTube Vlog.


    Thanks again!!!!

  3. Ooooh look at all of these gorgeous creations, it's such a pleasure to share and be part of the fun again this year!!

    Thank you so very much all for sharing and thank you so very much Julie and Blu for hosting. <3

  4. Love the all the red! Thank you Julie and Blu for including my bracelet. Shared

  5. Beautiful choices. Thank you for including my kippah. Pinned each item and shared post on FB & G+

  6. Thanks, Julie! I'm having a very busy day, but I will get around to pinning and tweeting these beautiful items. Thanks for choosing to show my maple leaf pendant necklace.

  7. Fabulous collection of red beauties! Thanks so much, Julie and beautiful Blu, for including my red drop earrings. Will be sharing!

  8. PS For some reason, can't get Pinterest to pin right now. Will try later! But tweeted blog - and scheduled a bunch more tweets - and shared to G+

  9. Thanks so much. Great selection and story.

    Will promote later.

  10. I had some problems pinning on Pinterest this afternoon, but if I use the Pinterest pin in my toolbar on my PC, it works. It just doesn't work if I try to pin directly from Etsy, ArtFire, etc. Maybe they will fix it soon.

  11. One of my favorite Christmas songs! It always makes think of Andy Williams... ;-)

    Thanks for including our Jingle Bell Red Ruffle! Pinned each item, scheduled tweets and posts to G+. Getting ready for week 2!

  12. Interesting info about my all time favorite Christmas song. Andrea Bocelli is, hands down, my favorite singer of this song, especially here: Brings tears, it's so beautiful. Many thanks, Julie, for pulling this post together. Red in my favorite color and it's great to see so many beauties in that color together. Will share the post everywhere and pin and tweet the individual items. Thanks, again. Treats to the Handsome Blu.

  13. One of the most beautiful carols of all time! A wonderful post Julie and thank you for including my red and green beaded cuff. Will be promoting.

  14. I have only been able to pin as I have been locked out of twitter.
    Hopefully this will get resolved soon.

  15. Thank you Julie and Blu for including my bracelet in this wonderful blog. Fantastic choice of song to start off the season.
    I have pinned and tweeted.

  16. thanks so much Julie for including me in this wonderful post!

  17. It's hard to believe it's that time of year again! Thanks so much for doing this, Julie. I appreciate you promoting all of our work! Will share! Barb

  18. Thanks Julie and Blue for your Countdown and promoting and for including my lampwork beads.

  19. One of my favorite songs! And what a great way to start this year Countdown with the Reds. Bunch of beauties. Thank you for including my Snowman cards. Off to share.