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"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year." ~ Charles Dickens

Friday, December 9, 2011

The A-Z of Christmas ~ K

Hello everyone. Hope you're all having a good week. Today I am doing the letter K.

is for...
Kissing ball, We Three Kings.

This is my Kissing ball which hangs in the kitchen window over the sink. It is made up of  sprigs of evergreen, glittered balls, pinecones, glittery poinsettias, and ribbon. Hubby helps me with the dishes and we often steal a kiss while we are working together to clean up the kitchen.

We Three Kings
"We Three Kings", also known as "We Three Kings of Orient Are" or "The Quest of the Magi", is a Christmas carol written by the Reverend John Henry Hopkins, Jr., who wrote both the lyrics and the music. It is suggested to have been written in 1857 but did not appear in print until his Carols, Hymns and Song in 1863. John Henry Hopkins, Jr., then an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church,[1] was instrumental in organizing an elaborate holiday pageant (which featured this hymn) for the students of the General Theological Seminary in New York City in 1857 while serving as the seminary's music director. In 1872 Hopkins was ordained an Episcopal priest and later served as rector at Christ Episcopal Church (Williamsport, PA).[2]

Keeping Christmas in my heart all year round ~ Sandi

1 comment:

  1. Darling post, Sandi.....And how wonderful you and your hubby share kisses in the kitchen under the kissing ball! That is absolutely "key-ute." Loved the post! Your alphabet posts are absolutely charming. Susan