A Christmas Gift

Amanda’s Aunt Fran has written a lot of music in her years, but none of it has ever been recorded. We acquired a folder with several of her pieces and picked a song to record for her. Her sheet music consisted of the melody and lyrics, so I spent a few nights working out the chords. I spent pretty much all day yesterday recording the instrumental part, vocals, and then mixing the final cut. We gave it to her tonight. She cried.

Here it is for your enjoyment – written in 1957 by Frances A. Kulik, recorded in 2006 by Derek and Amanda Punaro:


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  1. That is a beautiful song and your rendition does it justice. The gift you gave is truly a gift of the heart and something that money could never buy.

  2. A marvelous piece of work! I can see why Aunt Fran cried. Derek, you have always had a gift with these things. Excellent! Merry Christmas to all!

  3. I’ve been slack in getting to some blogs, but I just listened to this. It’s a beautiful song – thank you for taking the time to share it with the rest of us!

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