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The Sweet Angel Chimes

December 22nd, 2012

The sounds of angle chimes ring through my Christmas memories. When I was a little girl, we always had Swedish Angel Chimes playing in the background at Christmas. I don’t remember how many nights we lit them during the holiday season, but we probably went through a ton of candles each year. The funny thing, there’s nothing super special about these chimes, they’re actually kind of cheap; yet somehow they’re magical, even now.
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A few years ago, my mom gave my sister and I each a set for Christmas, we were both delighted. That may have been the same year my dad got a nice wooden Christmas pyramid, which is also a hit with our nieces & nephew.
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Mr Chiots and I have been lighting our little set of angel chimes in the evenings. The ringing of the bells goes perfectly with the Christmas music in the background. I should buy an extra set to keep in my Christmas box in case this one breaks. They still sell them over on Amazon and probably other places on the internet. Someday, I’ll buy a wooden pyramid like my dad’s, but there will always be a set of these little golden angle chimes ringing here at Chiot’s Run.

Is there something like this that you remember from Christmases long ago?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.