Sylvia Woods Harp Center 
December 2018 Newsletter
PersonalA personal note from Sylvia
This newsletter is going to be short and sweet, because this is a very busy time of year! 

Just for fun, I'm featuring pictures of my favorite harp Christmas ornaments. You'll find them at the bottom of the newsletter.

And, in case you still need last-minute music for holiday events, all of the Christmas and Chanukah music that I have written or arranged is on sale!

Merry Christmas (Mele Kalikimaka)
Happy Chanukah
and Happy New Year!
MonthSaleLast-minute Christmas sale
Here are my Christmas gifts to you.  All of the Christmas and Chanukah music that I've written or arranged is on sale at 15% off when you use the code word Rudolph.  
That Night in Bethlehem Lg PDF 
If you order the PDF versions, you can still get the music you need in time for Christmas. You'll get the download link right away, and then print the music yourself.  No waiting!  Just be sure you see the big red PDF on the cover of the book when you order, so you'll know you're buying the PDF version. If you don't see the red PDF on the cover, you're ordering the printed music that will be mailed to you. Both the regular printed versions and the PDFs of my Christmas publications are on sale. 
I'm also including my two Christmas CDs as part of the sale. 
To get the 15% discount on the products below, enter the code word Rudolph in the Promo Code box on your shopping cart page and click "Enter Code" by December 26, 2018. For more information, see the 15% Off section at the bottom of this newsletter.
KauaiKauai Christmas Traditions
This article is part of my ongoing series about living on Kauai.   
Sing-Along 2017 
In my opinion, the very BEST Christmas traditions here on Kauai are the annual Christmas Sing-Along with Harps Concerts that pedal harpist Madeleine Brandli and I have presented for the past 4 years. We performed our 2018 concerts two weeks ago, but we've already scheduled next year's concerts for December 7 and 8, 2019.  If you're going to be in Kauai next December, be sure to make us a part of your Christmas celebrations!        
And here's another interesting tradition here on Kauai.   
Kauai Festival of Lights-1
Every December, Kauai's Historic County Building in the heart of Lihue is turned into a Festival of Lights. The palms and other trees outside the building are covered with beautiful Christmas lights.  But the real treasures are found inside.

Local artist Elizabeth Freeman and the County of Kauai launched the festival in 1997.  It all started with a collection of hundreds of pieces of original and unique Christmas folk art made by Auntie Josie Chanskey
Kauai Festival of Lights-3
using toothpicks, Styrofoam cups, flash cubes, soda cans, egg cartons, and other "throw-away" items. This annual event now transforms the entire two-story interior of the county building into a "cocoon of magical light" of trees, wreaths, ornaments and
Festival butterfly
more . . . all made from recycled materials. Shown here are a sea anemone made from a soda can, and a butterfly made from a plastic bottle.

Focusing on environmental sustainability, Elizabeth trains and inspires the many volunteers of all ages who create some of the new items for the displays at her Santa's Workshop events each November.
  This year's displays include: Hokulea Aloha Tree, Kauai Mermaid Kingdom, The Spam Can Tree, Rudolf the Red-Nose Rooster Pulling Santa's Sleigh and more!
Kauai Festival of Lights-4
The vision shared by Auntie Josie Chanskey and Elizabeth Freeman of turning "trash to treasure" has created a dazzling, uniquely Kauaiian Christmas spectacular.

Check out more information and photos on the Kauai Festival of Lights website, and in their informative PDF.
Festival photos by Jim Shea and Ron Kosen, used by permission. 
  poemHarp Christmas ornaments
I received lots of emails from readers saying how much they enjoyed seeing my Disney harp memorabilia in the previous newsletter. 

So, this month I'm featuring some of the harp and lyre Christmas ornaments that I've collected over the years.
(These wonderful ornaments are not for sale.)

Merry Christmas!
promocodes15% off select sale items when you use the code word:
Our newsletter promo codes are only redeemable online and can only be used for the items featured in the sale section of this newsletter. They are not valid for phone or e-mail orders. This month's code word is Rudolph, and it is good for 15% off the select books, sheet music, PDFs, CDs and mp3s in the sale section above. Just because an item is mentioned somewhere in this newsletter doesn't mean that it is on sale. It must be listed in the sale section .  

Here's how to get your newsletter discount at :
#1. Put the items you want to purchase in your cart. 
#2. On the page where you view the items in your cart, type this month's code word Rudolph in the "Promo Code" box, and click on "Enter Code."
The actual price of the featured sale products on this page will then automatically change to reflect the discount. You'll also see a note below the Promo Code box saying the name of the promo code you entered, and the percentage amount of the discount.  
REMEMBER:  you must enter this month's code word Rudolph in the Promo Code box
and click "Enter Code" on your shopping cart page by December 26
to get the discount!
If you forget, or if you have trouble adding it to your order,
email Sylvia immediately.   

Offer expires at the end of the day on 12/26/2018.
Sylvia Woods Harp Center
  (808) 212-9525

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