|St. Louis Christmas Carols Association - 7425 Forsyth Boulevard, Suite 353, St. Louis, MO 63105 - 314.863.1225
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
|Caroling for the
St. Louis Christmas
gives TWICE to your
once, sharing the gift of
holiday music with your
twice, as the funds
collected go to help St.
Louis area agencies that
|Caroling is a unique and
very special experience for the caroler -
Here are some personal descriptions...
|From Bob W. of the Webster Groves Statesmen singing group,
in an email to group members:
"Finally, for those of you unable to come to the First Annual Statesmen Christmas Caroling last night,
you really missed something special... we met at Judy's home and spent the next hour and 45 minutes
strolling through Webster Park caroling. The night was crisp but between our 42 layers of clothing
and the joy of the season we stayed plenty warm.
Each house we sang at was gorgeous; all decked out with plenty of lights and looking like a set for a
Hollywood Christmas movie. The people were universally surprised and delighted to see and hear us.
It was especially neat when there were small children (for whom we of course sang Jingle Bells). One
little boy in his pajamas looked for all the world like he was seeing Santa himself. His expression was
We finally had to quit when we couldn't stuff any more money in the Christmas Carols can!! One
family put in a $50 bill!
We had so much fun we decided to do it every year, so mark your calendars now!"
| From a parent at
Childhood Center, a
A reflection on December
14 at SouthSide :-)
"The parenting meeting had it
going on - we had over 50
parents at the meeting, with a lot
of information given, also toys
for families (thank you!).
The main fun part was
Christmas Caroling in the
neighborhood. I am 40 years
old - I was acting like a kid! I
had sooooo much fun singing
Christmas songs in English and
Spanish. I had a night out with
my SouthSide Family.
Thank you SouthSide staff &
|From a high school student:
"I was thinking about caroling today.
I want to thank you for having such a
wonderful program, I really do
appreciate caroling every year with
my church group. I go to Ladue Chapel
and my mom gets church members
together every December for this.
I have had so much fun with it and
made so many memories. participating.
So, again, thank you!! What you do is
I can't wait for this Christmas!"
|From Cathy Nickens - Ritenour Area Chairman:
On December 23, 2009 members of Stephan Memorial UMC
(now Harmony UMC) caroled for the first time at the
bottom of the escalator in the East Terminal at Lambert
Airport (near the luggage return) - such a delightful and
heart-warming experience for our group! We watched the
faces of the travelers as they rode down the escalator.
Many smiles, mouthing of the lyrics and comments like
"What a nice welcome to St. Louis!" greeted us throughout
the four hours. One of the security guards even came over
and sang a song with us. A lady rode down and made a
donation and then rode back up where she had been
listening to us while waiting for her guests to arrive. Not
only did we have great collections for our charities, we
truly felt we were "ambassadors for Christmas in St. Louis".
Truly one of the best volunteer activities of my life!
The group has caroled every December 23rd since -
caroling in Terminal 2 from 10 am - 8 pm, greeting
holiday travelers and collecting over $1200
in donations each year!
In 2011, Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge
was seen joining the carolers for a few songs!
Cathy's carolers at the Airport!
When you carol, you never
know who you will touch.
After our Christmas in July
caroling event at Lambert St.
Louis Airport on July 24, 2011,
we received this email :
Dear Ms. Koontz,
Every year my wife and I choose
a Sunday in July to celebrate
what we call “Christmas in July.”
After church we get out our
Christmas music, exchange
gifts, and start working on our to-
do list for the December
Christmas. This year we had
been planning on July 24th as
that date. My wife was supposed
to return from a business trip
from Dallas the evening of the
23rd. Unfortunately, she missed
her plane Saturday evening, and
again on Sunday morning, due
to security problems. When she
finally got home to Saint Louis at
4:30 PM Sunday afternoon, she
was obviously not in a good
mood. I was there to greet her,
and told her I had a special
surprise for her. When I took her
downstairs and she heard and
saw your carolers, her mood
changed dramatically. She
loved the big sign they had that
read “Christmas in July.” Thank-
you very much for allowing us to
keep our Christmas in July.
Maryland Heights, MO
Christmas Carols Association
Caroling to Benefit Children