December is almost over, and we will be the first to say that it's been a crazy month. It doesn't even feel like it should be Thanksgiving yet, much less New Year's Eve, but time has a way of getting away from us when we're busy doing what we love. We have been doing just that, and we'd like to take a moment and fill everyone in on what's been going on with Beau + Luci.
We kicked the month off with our first contest, and we were thrilled to see the great response! Each person that entered the "Favorite Christmas Song Contest" was entered into a drawing for a $25 prepaid Visa card. We had a lot of great submissions (a few new songs we'd never even heard before!), and from these submissions came our Christmas set for a couple of special performances, which ended up consisting of the six most popular songs: Happy Christmas/Christmas Canon Rock, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, O Holy Night, White Christmas, Little Drummer Boy, and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who participated, and another huge congratulations to the winner of our draw, Chelsea Young! All of us at Camp Beau + Luci hope Chelsea was able to do something really special with her prize and is looking forward to her Beau + Luci OneHeart Organization shirt. Thanks to all of you who made this contest such a wonderful success!
Also, we would love to thank the Big Brothers Sunday School Class of Jamestown Baptist Church once again for giving us the honor and privilege of performing at your annual Christmas party and for allowing us to be part of such a wonderful night. We had another very exciting time at the BCOG Music Department "Sunday Night Show" fundraiser. Thank you to Amy Evors, who headed up the fundraiser, for inviting us to take part in such an exciting event, and to our friend Randal Broadhead for being such a genius with the sound and stage set up. The BCOG Music Department truly outdid themselves with food and decorations, and we were thrilled to be included. And finally, an extra-special thank you to our "little drummer boy," Frank Sikes, for putting up with us and playing guitar for us. We had an absolute blast singing for and performing with you guys, and we hope to do it again next year (we're even working on an Australian Christmas song for it!). You made our Christmases a little happier, and we hope we made your days a bit merrier and brighter.
While at BCOG's "Sunday Night Show," we gave a quick interview before our performance with some of our background and a brief overview of the long, winding road that led us to where we are. More importantly, though, we had our first public release of the OneHeart Organization. We were able to explain how passionate we are for helping others and seeing the impact that tiny acts can have on people, a true testament to our belief that genuine love does not have to consist of a series of extraordinary acts, and to urge others to get involved with the OneHeart Organization as we strive to do your part in making the world just a little bit better. We continue to ask for your support, encouragement, and involvement as we live out our mission statement to "Create Hope, Inspire Joy, Encourage Faith, and Share Love." Remember, the true poverty of the human race is not living with no money. True poverty is the poverty of the heart, when one lives with no love, no friendship, and no hope. Love is the easiest and freest gift to give, and the best to receive. Let us all keep that in mind as we enter the new year.
Phew! Now that you've been caught up with everything we've been doing, remember to check back for updates on the exciting/cool/interesting/mind blowing/fantastic things that are coming up. We'll also be printing more OneHeart Organization t-shirts in January, so be sure to place yours orders before supplies run out! You'll be helping support a truly great cause and get a pretty darn cool shirt out of it (see pictures below). Also, we'll be returning to Gainesville, Georgia for a marathon week of writing and recording six new songs, which we can't wait to share with you all, so keep an eye out for new exclusive giveaways, free downloads, and the launch of our first full-length album! By signing up for our e-mail list at wwww.BeauAndLuci.com, you'll be the first to hear about what trouble we're causing, when new music will be released, and have access to prizes and giveaways before anyone else. Thank you so much for your patience, support, encouragement, and love, and please know how grateful we are for every one of you guys. We couldn't have done anything without you, and we don't want to do anything in the future without you, either!
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year,
Beau + Luci
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