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Christmas Hand Bell Music to use for a fun and musical family Christmas tradition! Learn to play Christmas songs with hand bells! No musical talent required and easy enough for children!
FUN CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY
A few years ago, my friend brought some hand bells and music sheets to our 3rd Advent Talent Night. (Don’t know what advent night is? It’s one of our all time favorite Christmas traditions because it helps us slow down and focus on what’s important! Read how to do your own Advent Night here.
Our memorable Advent Night ended with our entire group singing Christmas songs while playing hand bells. It was spiritual, fun, and definitely brought the Christmas spirit.
And that’s when we became hooked with hand bells! You see, I’m not one with great musical talent. But hand bells, that I can do! And so can you!
Anyone can play the hand bells, unless you are color blind, I suppose.
HOW TO USE YOUR HAND BELLS
Even if you don’t celebrate Advent Sundays, there are many uses for Hand bells including:
- Family Christmas parties
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints primary music time
- Advent Nights
- Singing at rest homes or hospitals
That memorable advent night sparked a desire in me to invest in my own set of hand bells so that I could carry on this fun Christmas tradition with my own little family. As our children grow older, I love that they will be able to participate in playing Christmas songs well before they develop great musical abilities.
WHICH HAND BELL SET TO GET
When I started looking into hand bell sets, I was surprised to see so many options out there.
I got this set from Amazon and after a few years of using it, I’m still very happy with them!
WHY YOU’LL LIKE THIS SET:
- The hand bells are metal.
- There are no repeat colors used. Some sets have 2 different reds instead of white, and I thought that would be too confusing!
- It’s affordable!
- The colors coordinate perfectly with our Hand Bell Song Sheets.
COLOR-CODED CHRISTMAS HAND BELL MUSIC
Now that you have a hand bell set, you’re going to need some music!
On our first Advent Night, my husband and I tried to create posters with music and dots to follow along with. It took so long to make these and we messed up by running out of space, so our first time was a flop!
I knew there had to be a better Hand bell music option.
My search began for Hand Bell music online and couldn’t find any song sheets that were already made, simple to read and follow, or that matched with the colors used on my hand bells. And the few options I did find were too expensive.
So I got to work and created hand bell music sheets just the way we wanted them!
After years of working on these Christmas Hand bell song sheets, I am finally able to share them with you!
If you’re looking for inexpensive hand bell music, you’ll love these!
READY TO PRINT HAND BELL MUSIC
Unlike other song sheets out there, these ones include:
- Color-coded notes above each word/syllable.
- The note is also listed in case your hand bell set uses different colors or you want to play along on a different instrument.
- The text is large! And the lyrics are included.
- The printables are formatted for large poster size (24 x 36) or letter size (8.5 x 11), depending on what you need them for.
- You can print them out or use the digital copy for on-the-go.
The 6 Easy Christmas Songs included are:
- Silent Night
- Jingle Bells
- Joy to the World
- Oh Come All Ye Faithful
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas
- Away in a Manger
If you’re looking for Christmas hand bell music, I’ve got you covered!
3 WAYS TO GET THE MUSIC SHEETS
Directly from the So Festive! Shop here. (the cheaper option and includes free product updates!)
Purchase on Etsy here. (slightly more $ to cover Etsy fees)