“We Wish You a Merry Christmas”

Sunday evening turned out to be perfect for caroling. Although we had been experiencing frigid temperatures last week, Sunday warmed up to the twenties. What a blessing!

Friday, Anna and Anna Marie whipped up batches of Poppy Seed bread, with Mom helping cleanup and package the loaves. I printed a Christmas message to go with them, while Mary made the cards look cute. Team work!

Sunday evening (at five exactly), we began our trek to the surrounding neighborhood and noticed moisture in the air. That turned into fluffy snowflakes which spiraled from the sky. It was stunningly beautiful. The Lord gave a small band of snow for our caroling. We trooped house to house, ringing doorbells, waiting for someone to answer, and then sharing joy.

If you haven’t started a caroling tradition, I encourage you that it’s not too late. If you’re a family with only little ones, perhaps invite another family to join you who have older children. That way you have more of a singing presence, and the young ones will add the cute factor, as we call it.

We keep it simple. One verse of a carol followed by “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Sometimes, we’ll sing two verses, depending on several variables (i.e. perhaps the person is trying to call someone else to come to the door too). Also, we’ve found taking notes after the fact helps. For example: how many loaves did we make? how many did we give out? what time did we start? did it allow enough time to get through all the houses? etc.

After we finished caroling, Christopher and Anna Marie had the carolers over for a special party with treats.

Merry Christmas!

Serving Jesus,










Here’s one of the cute factors. Don’t you love the hat?!
Our guitar player! (He got cold enough he switched off with Jesse later.)


“For he that is mighty hath done to me great things;
and holy is his name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him
from generation to generation.”
Luke 1:49-50

14 thoughts on ““We Wish You a Merry Christmas””

  1. Wow, I wish I was your neighbor! We did some caroling when I was a child, but to fellow church members. I think it’s wonderful the way you all work together! And, praise the Lord for the beautiful snow–how fitting! Merry Christmas to you all!

  2. Merry Christmas to you all!
    Your book Homeschooling With a Meek and Quiet Spirit is a blessing to me.
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Caroling in the snow is like something out of a storybook. Your neighbors are very blessed.

    God Bless You All


  4. What a wonderful tradition! I’m sure you all are such a blessing to all the folks you visit.
    The snow looks lovely. Although I’m shivering from just viewing those photos because I’m thinking how cold it must’ve felt! 😉 Glad you all were dressed warmly, and enjoyed refreshments afterwards.
    Merry Christmas! Love, Mrs. Patti
    Merry Christmas

  5. Merry Christmas! The snow looks so beautiful! Wish we would get snow in south Florida!
    Merry Christmas 🙂

  6. Looks like a lot of fun. We are planning a caroling night if our two can handle the snow and cold.

    Merry Christmas Maxwells!
    Merry Christmas

  7. My family used to carol when I was little. It’s a lovely tradition, one that should be encouraged! Blessings to you and you family this holiday season!
    Merry Christmas!!

  8. Our church will be caroling this Sunday and I normally am very uneasy about singing however, this Sunday, I plan on caroling with my church! I am excited, yet nervous! Thank you for the pictures! Merry Christmas! JESUS is the reason for the season!

    You are a very encouraging family!
    Merry Christmas. You’ll enjoy it.

  9. Sounds like a wonderful time as a family! Would love if you’d be willing to post your poppy seed bread recipe when you have a chance – it looks delicious!
    Will do.

  10. I love that you make your own cards! I would love to be able to do that. Do you think you could write up a how-to-post?
    Thanks and blessings to your wonderful family.
    Good idea.

  11. Caroling looks like such a nice thing to do. I think it would be fun to do that with one of the families at church. The whole time we read the post it sounded just like the Moodys.

    We went on a walk earlier today and it was 56 degrees. We thought it was so cold. If it “warmed up” to the twenties, we must have really different weather.

    Happy New Year!

  12. I was wondering if you would post your delicious Poppy Seed Bread recipe! Yum!
    Should be able to do that!

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