I have Irish musicians in my neighborhood who organize caroling every year at Christmas time. Their penny whistle and concertina are such beautiful accompaniment to those old songs we all know so well. And if we forget a few words, they bring along little songbooks made years ago to help.
Cindy has the chords for each song taped to her concertina.
This year neighbors gathered at our house for gingerbread and cocoa before we went out into the night. It was even a little snowy this year.
My kids love this tradition. Sharing songs with friends and acquaintances is just sweet. Everyone was smiling. A blessing in itself.