A Few Bells That Jingle

While out shopping for Christmas gifts, I couldn’t resist a new addition for our tree – some Jingle Bells – and they are just what I’ve always wanted.

They look so cute

This is my next entry in my Christmas Time Square as part of Becky’s ‘Time’ Square in December photo challenge.

– ⋅ o ♥ o ⋅ –

As you can see, I didn’t spend a fortune on them – only $2.50 for a packet of 10 – but they make the right sound, are approx. the right size, and with the assorted colours, they will look fabulous on the tree.

(I just need to add them to the tree now.)


Did you know . . . 

Jingle bells, or sleigh bells, are a specific type of bell that produces a distinctive ‘jingle’ sound – especially when found in large numbers – and, historically speaking, they were fashioned centuries ago for fastening to harnesses used with horses or teams of horses.

‘Jingle Bells’ – that Christmas song popular worldwide – was originally written by American, James Lord Pierpont, for Thanksgiving and had nothing to do with Christmas.  It was originally published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh” in the autumn of 1857 and has become as popular with Christmas as ‘Happy Birthday’ is for celebrating birthdays.  

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