You know that I’m a sucker for all things sheet music and all things Christmas.
So it should come as no surprise that I am so excited about this collection of 24 free printable vintage Christmas sheet music hymns. I love creating with all types of sheet music. On occasion, I’ve made my own vintage sheet music for a number of different projects. But there’s nothing quite like using genuine vintage sheet music.
How to use free printable vintage Christmas sheet music hymns
Most likely if you’re searching for free Christmas music to print, you already have an idea for a craft project or use for the music. If you need a little more inspiration, think about one or more of the following ideas:
- Wall art. Vintage sheet music looks great framed or can be overlayed with virtually any type of transparent image to create one of a kind decor for the holiday season. I created the piece pictured above with an overlayed transparent nativity silhouette scene.
- Christmas caroling. Create whimsical caroling books for your church or community choir with vintage versions of classic Christmas carols.
- Tile coasters, using the technique I outline in my vintage sheet music botanical coasters post. Vintage sheet music is beautiful on its own or with images overlaid.
- Home decor. In addition to wall art and tile coasters, there are numerous possibilities for creating vintage sheet music decor items such as Christmas ornaments, decorated mason jars, and decoupaged votive candles.
- Glass or bottle cap magnets, using the technique for sheet music glass magnets.
- Greeting cards. Vintage Christmas sheet music creates an ideal background for all sorts of holiday greeting cards.
- Gift tags. Christmas sheet music is also a perfect backdrop for handmade gift tags.
- Mixed media projects and art journals. Layer sheet music with paint, ink, stamps, and more to create art journal pages or mixed media art.
- Scrapbooking. Vintage music creates whimsical backgrounds for both physical and digital scrapbooks. Old sheet music is also perfect for DIY scrapbook embellishments.
About the free printable Christmas sheet music
I’ve created both PDF and JPG versions of all of the free Christmas sheet music. I know that there’s a high demand for printable sheet music in PDF form. But I also know that many of you will use the sheet music for craft projects and most likely prefer JPG format.
The free printable vintage Christmas sheet music is for personal use only. You may make as many copies as you like, including for classroom, church, and community choir use. Please don’t distribute the downloaded content. If family or friends would like their own copies, please direct them to this post. Thanks!
The free printable vintage Christmas sheet music collection includes Christmas carols from two hymn books. The first collection is from a hymn book from 1926. The second collection is from a hymn book from 1920.
The first collection of printable vintage Christmas sheet music contains the following 10 carols:
- Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (JPG | PDF)
- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (JPG | PDF)
- It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (JPG | PDF)
- Joy to the World (JPG | PDF)
- Little Baby in the Manger, I Love You (JPG | PDF)
- Luther’s Cradle Hymn (Away in a Manger) (JPG | PDF)
- O Little Town of Bethlehem (JPG | PDF)
- O Come, All Ye Faithful (JPG | PDF)
- Silent Night! Holy Night! (JPG | PDF)
- While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (JPG | PDF)
Download the complete collection #1 set of Christmas sheet music!
>> [Collection #1 – JPG versions] <<
>> [Collection #1 – PDF versions] <<
I explain how to extract and download the full set of JPG files after collection #2! The PDF files are much smaller and don’t require extraction.
The second collection of printable vintage Christmas sheet music contains the following 14 carols:
- A Virgin Most Pure, as The Prophets Did Tell (JPG – Page 1, Page 2 | PDF)
- Angels We Have Heard on High (JPG | PDF)
- Behold! Behold, He Cometh (JPG | PDF)
- Hark! A Mystic Voice is Sounding (JPG – Page 1, Page 2 | PDF)
- Hark! the Herald Host is Singing (JPG – Page 1, Page 2 | PDF)
- O Come, O Come, Emmanuel! (JPG | PDF)
- O Dear Little Children (JPG | PDF)
- O Sing a Joyous Carol (JPG | PDF)
- See, Amid the Winter’s Snow (JPG – Page 1, Page 2 | PDF)
- Silent Night, Holy Night (JPG | PDF)
- Sleep, Holy Babe (JPG | PDF)
- Stars of Glory (JPG – Page 1, Page 2 | PDF)
- The Snow Lay on the Ground (JPG | PDF)
- Ye Faithful, with Gladness (O Come, All Ye Faithful) (JPG – Page 1, Page 2 | PDF)
Download the complete collection #2 set of Christmas sheet music!
>> [Collection #2 – JPG versions] <<
>> [Collection #2 – PDF versions] <<
Keep reading to learn how to extract and download the JPG files!
Extracting and downloading the full ZIP folders
Please note that extracting and downloading the full JPG sets of vintage sheet music will take some time.
- When you click on the complete collection link, choose the Open with ZIP Extractor option at the top of the page.
- The folder will open in a new window. The files will download.
- When the files have downloaded, click Extract Now.
- Once the files are extracted and uploaded, click View Extracted Files.
- Double click on the folder.
- To download, select the files you’d like to download. Click the three horizontal dots More Actions button. Choose Download.
- Follow the prompts on the download screen.
- I highly recommend moving your downloaded files out of your downloads folder and into your main photos folder. Make sure to keep them in a folder labeled “Vintage Christmas Sheet Music” or something similar, so you can find them easily.
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I also have a general collection of printable hymns as well as hymns for Easter, the 4th of July and Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, and baptisms, plus a collection of hymns about prayer. If there’s anything else you’d like to see here, please let me know!
15 thoughts on “Free Printable Vintage Christmas Sheet Music Hymns”
If I can’t get my printer to work do you sell these already printed? I’m interested in the collection one of the Christmas hymns. Thanks.
Unfortunately, at this time, I don’t offer physical prints of any of my hymns. If you can’t get your printer to work, you can send the downloaded files to any printing service, such as Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Costco, FedEx, etc. Thanks!
Thank you for sharing these. I have lots of craft ideas in mind to use sheet music and authentic music is even better! I saw your “personal use” above and am wondering if that means you only want the music used for crafting for ourselves and creating gifts for others only OR we are allowed to use the music to create something we are planning on selling? I’m thinking of homemade ornaments or other crafty things using sheet music (not just selling the music as itself alone but creating some things such as jewelry or ornaments or signs with the music as the paper.) Is this permissible or is this something you don’t want people using this music for (creating crafts and selling)? I am an amateur artist myself, so I totally understand artwork and copyrights with all the work I put into my own art, but since this is music from the early 1900s, I just wondered if you were OK with one utilizing the music to create something new to sell. (SORRY this is so wordy and lengthy!) Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas 🙂
Hi Tracy! Thanks so much for reaching out! I just sent you an email. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Hello Rose, Thank you so much for the printable Christmas pages. I am very interested in framing Silent Night! Holy Night! for my husband as it was my mother-in-law’s favorite Christmas hymn. Can you tell me how you were able to print your framed example of O Come, All Ye Faithful with the nativity in shadow overlaid onto the sheet music?
Hi Nancy! Thanks for reaching out! I just sent you an email. Please let me know if you need anything else!
Hi Rose! The first set of sheet music is really striking to me because I think it’s a book my mom used to have, that she really loved! Do you know the title or any other info that would help me locate a copy and give her a merry Christmas? Thank you so much!!!
Hi Charlotte! Thanks for reaching out! It’s from The American Hymnal copyright 1926.
THANK YOU for sharing these!! I was looking for the 12 Days of Christmas. Would you happen to have that sheet music?
Unfortunately, I don’t. Good luck!
Do I print these on white paper or a vintage looking off white paper?
Hi, Jill! Any white paper works just fine. You don’t need special paper.
Thank you so much for providing these as pintables. God bless you and yours.
Wonderful resource, thank you!!
You’re very welcome! I’m so glad you’re enjoying it!