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On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…………..six silver bells……. (wow, that might even fit in with the singing of the song!)……..

I always associate silver bells with Christmas, perhaps because my all time favorite Christmas story is The Polar Express. I would read that to my children a lot during the Christmas season, and I could never, no matter how hard I tried, get through to the end without feeling all teary-eyed. I probably still couldn’t today. 🙂

In addition to The Polar Express, silver bells  bring so many images to my mind: house and tree decorations, thoughts of the song, Santa’s sleigh and of course the Salvation Army bell ringers outside stores and on sidewalks everywhere.

To me, silver bells mean peace, joy and happiness; such a soothing sound. May you enjoy the comforting sounds of your own silver bell, and as Chris Van Allsburg wrote:

  At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.

Still believing in all that the future holds for us, at Christmas and all year long…………Cynthia 

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