Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day"

Tonight I am sharing with you a special card I made to send to Sandy Hook Elementary School. 
This past Sunday our Pastor had us sing "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day".  He based his sermon on this special song and related it back to the sad events in Connecticut.  I will never forget that sermon, as there were many, many tears throughout the congregation.  After the sermon was over he had us again sing the beautiful carol.  Only this time - I think we all sung with more meaning and heavy hearts.  
I made the computer generated sentiment out of the most meaningful part of the carol.  That is the most meaningful to me.  Now, whenever I hear "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day" I will always remember the precious little angels who died and those who gave their lives for them.

And in despair I bowed my head:
There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men."

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, no doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With Peach on Earth, Good Will to Men."

My Card Recipe:
Sentiment - "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Dies - Spellbinders - "Labels One" & "Fleur De Lis Rectangles" - Hobby Lobby
Leaf Die - "Pine Branches" - Cheery Lynn Designs
Flower - "Poinsettia" - Digital Delights by Louby Loo 
Everything Else - My Stash

I am entering my card in the following Challenges:
Tomorrow I will have another remembrance card to showcase for all of you.  So please be sure to stop back by.  I would love your comments - they mean so much to me.

Sassy Raggedy aka Joann


  1. What a beautiful card, Joann. I'm certain that this will be a blessing to the recipients. You are so thoughtful and caring, and I so appreciate that you've shared this beautiful card in our challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. I'm always SO blessed when you are able to play along, and look forward to seeing your sweet cards each week. Hope you will be back very soon to share with us again. Thanks for sharing this!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Beautiful, beautiful poinsettia card, Joan. Thank you for posting the tribute and what a wonderful card to send.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  3. Your post made me sad and happy. Sad for the reason for the card and happy at the meaning of the words. Such a beautiful card and such a sad time!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card and wonderful carol with us. Such a very sad time indeed :(

  5. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at DCD!! Lee-Ann :)

  6. Absolutely a wonderful verse to pull from the song for this! I think the card itself is gorgeous. The deep, rich red and sparkle on your poinsettia is so nice. Thanks for sharing this with us at Squigglefly this week!

  7. What a beautiful card. The thought that went into is just without words. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

  8. Really beautiful that poinsettia is stunning
    Lindsay xx

  9. Such a gorgeous card on such a sad occurrence! Those poor families. What an awful thing this is.

    Your card is beautiful and will be greatly appreciated.

  10. Beautiful, Joann, and thanks for sharing the story behind it, too. I have a few tears in my eyes now, from reading it. Blessings, my friend.

  11. Simply beautiful. God bless you. Thanks for joining us this week at Celebrate The Occasion.

  12. This is an amazing card! You picked just the right verses of that song as well - our hearts go out to all that lost children and adults during this terrible, senseless tragedy - thank you for sharing your card at TOF this week - God bless you and come back next week too! Gail Scott DT Twist of Faith

  13. gorgeous card!
    God bless you
    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles

  14. Cute! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  15. Your post touched my heart. Your card is a beauty, made all the more special with your beautiful share of this truly touching carol....always one of my favourites, which will now forever be more meaningful for me. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Twist of Faith.

  16. STUNNING card. The poinsettia is lovely, and the card, with the carol words captures a lovely spirit and feeling of Christmas. Thank you for joining in this week's challenge at Twist of Faith. Blessings to you.

  17. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at CTO.

  18. Sassy!
    Just stunning. I love poinsettia's they are my favorite. Have a great holiday.

    Dollar Signs.

  19. A beautiful and touching creation.... one of my favourite carols...we sang it this morning! Thank you for sharing at Twist of Faith!
    hugs and blessings,

  20. Cute card.

    Thanks so much for sharing your art with us on WAW.

    Have blessed day.


  21. This is a stunning card, such beautiful words, so touching! Thanks for joining us in the last challenge of the year, hope to se you again in 2013! Julie.x

  22. Stunning creation! I love all the layers and your beautiful words. Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments DT

  23. This is simply beautiful!! I love this card!!
    Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  24. Such a lovely card with so much meaning Joann !! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs .....

    hugs Diane xx


Thank you so much for your kind comments. I read every one of them. Have a fantastic day.

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