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DAVID ARCHULETA

To David Archuleta, With Love

Posted by Angelica on Monday, November 26, 2012

This will be David’s first birthday and Christmas away from home while on his mission.  In the past, he has always managed to wrap up tour in time to be home for the holidays.  This can be a difficult time for missionaries, when the sacrifices they are making seem most acute.  According to this tweet from Kari, this is the last week to get your cards to her so she can get them to him in time.

Mail your Birthday and Christmas card this week to:

David Archuleta

PO Box 4297

Apopka, Fl.  32704

USA

Please take some time this week to get your cards mailed.  Let’s let him know we remember him.  ♥

True love requires action. We can speak of love all day long, we can write notes or poems that proclaim it, sing songs that praise it, and preach sermons that encourage it but until we manifest that love in action, our words are nothing but sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.”
–Dieter F. Uchtdorf

11/27/12@kariontour
Look at all the letters coming in for D for the holidays! These will put a smile on his face when he gets them (KS) pic.twitter.com/NJ1k6wgD

Keep those cards coming!  We have till end of this week to get them to her!  Let’s see how big we can make him smile!  :)

99 Responses to “To David Archuleta, With Love”

  1. Abrra said

    Thanks Angelica! I will pick out 2 cards today after work. David will be cheered up when he sees the big box from Kari that holds all the love and good wishes from the fans.

    Abrra 487 days

  2. mlpb3 said

    Angelica – I sent my two cards last Monday. Hoping his Christmas is a wonderful one! It will be different and he will miss family but they will keep him busy over there. All the new friends and family will probably have celebrations (and lots of food)!!! God bless him! Martha :)

  3. bluesky said

    When one of my sons came home from his mission he told me about how he had spent one Christmas listening to DA’s CFTH cd. It helped to get him through. He was especially touched by “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. He said it almost did him in – but in a good way.

    So… what will DA be listening to?

    Many of the missionaries will be eating multiple meals at homes of members or will be out doing service or both. They definitely keep busy.

    I remember a Christmas in Texas: we decorated a tumbleweed. ^_^
    Thank goodness it will not be that dry or brown for DA, he will have color and lots of sound and life!

  4. mlpb3 said

    bluesky – they still decorate tumbleweeds here where I’m from in Texas; one house stacks them on top of each other in the shape of a Christmas Tree! haha Gotta love West Texas! Martha :)

  5. bebereader said

    It’s been while since I sent a card off to David. I see his fan mail address on our sidebar every day but I needed that little extra push. haha Thank you, Angelica! I hope lots of fans do the same. Would love to be a fly on the wall to see the look on David’s face when he realizes that we’re still here and not going anywhere.

    Love the idea of decorating tumbleweeds to look like Christmas Trees! I’m sure our fanfriends who live in warmer climates can share with us what Christmas is like. I’ve lived in the northeast my entire life and associate Christmas with cold weather and snow. Brrrrr.

    It will be an interesting Christmas for David and one that he will never forget, no doubt.

  6. mlpb3 said

    Abrra – Yes, we have tumbleweeds, but in the many years I have lived here, we actually have had White Christmas’s! They are special to us!! Martha :)

  7. bluesky said

    West Texas! (((((hugs)))))

    (I know El Paso sometimes feels kind of “out there” (it is!) but that is where I lived for 9 months. We found tumble weeds to be very useful decorated up for Christmas!)

    And thanks, Angelica, for the great card reminder. <3<3<3

  8. mlpb3 said

    blue sky – seriously, you lived here? Wow, it is “out there”; we are closer to Los Angeles than Houston.

  9. haha all this Texas talk! Not many tumbly weeds in the Dallas-Ft Worth area but usually very cold the last week of the year here.
    Got to get my cards today, see I have 2 stamps left. (must be for David♥) Thanks for the heads up reminder Angelica!

    well, we know one thing for sure,weatherwise, it will be a warm one!♥
    Martha,know what you mean♥
    we missed a White Christmas by only one day last year!

  10. skydancer1x said

    for David a warm one, in Chile I mean:)) (….nevermind, haha)

  11. SandyBeaches said

    Like Bebe, I have seen the address that gathers mail for David and did need a push. I have wondered how often or when his mail is sent to him, so we have a real date!

    Thanks Angelica!

    SB

  12. mlpb3 said

    SandyBeaches – Kari said she will send the box for birthday/Christmas the end of this month. I’m grateful she is doing this, but other times during the year I wish should would send boxes once a month so mail isn’t outdated when he gets it; or if we send something monthly, he doesn’t get 2 or 3 items from the same person all at once. I think she has said she waits until a box is full to send it. Wonder how big the the box is lol. Don’t want to sound unappreciative, just thinking out loud. Martha :)

  13. Dayzee said

    Angelica, thanks for reminding us that “love” is a verb and requires action.

    Bluesky, loved your mention that your son said David’s music almost did him in, but in a good way. That is a situation common to us all and so difficult to explain. He tears my heart out, stomps on it, yet makes me feel great.

  14. MT said

    Angelica,
    Thanks for the reminder. In 5 years, David has never gotten anything from me, mostly because I don’t know what I would say. (I know, funny coming from talkative me, right?)

    But I guess a Birthday card and a Christmas card I can do. :)

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    ♫There’s a rainbow always after a raaain … ♫ haha That song is so stuck in my head I can’t get it out.

  15. tawna21 said

    Angelica, thank you for the quote from Pres. Uchtdorf. He always has such good things to say. ♥

    Dayzee,” ‘love’ is a verb and requires action.” So true. It’s an action that get’s forgotten because so many consider it a noun and just think about it. Thanks for the reminder.

    Bluesky, David’s CFTH music is sooo good for the heart and it heart-aches.

    I want to see a tumbleweed Christmas tree!!

    SB!!! Hi! ♥ :)

    Got my cards in the mail one day last week. (before I lost track of what day of the week it was) This is the first time I’ve sent any to him. (slacker)

    #DA2014

  16. djafan said

    Angelica great idea post!! I like that he gets to receive all his fan mail and we have a way of letting him know we are here for the long haul :)

    Sending to her tomorrow, postman’s come and gone today. It seems like there was an every other month mailing to David and this seems like an extra one due to Christmas and his birthday.

    Voting and other stuff links!

    http://thevoicedavidarchuleta.com/fan-archuduties/

    No FEE for me today :( Some have received there’s though!

    Maureen_#DA2014 ‏@Maureen_abms
    @kariontour @DavidArchie The most beautiful package came for me today…. http://yfrog.com/moe6ffkj #rainbowheaven

    Anne-Marie Likoudis ‏@AnneMarieFOD
    @DavidArchie @kariontour I received my F.E.E. in the mail today! Thank U David for this beautiful gift & all the gifts you’ve shared w/us!

    kim ‏@kimak
    OMJ!!!! @DavidArchie @kariontour I got FEE!!!!! Official SPAZZ has begun!!! http://twitpic.com/bgqf70

    And we have Christmas music by David being played!

    MarthaPB ‏@mlpb3
    Listening to “trunksu98″ Internet Radio on @Live365 http://www.live365.com/stations/trunksu98?sharetype=share … Playing Melodies of Christmas by @DavidArchie

  17. funfee said

    Hi everyone! Enjoying the Rainbow remix so much! Thank you very much, Abrra, for playing the video! Had already sent David a postcard last week wishing him a Merry Christmas and happy bday but decided to send him our family Christmas card too, thanks to your prompting, Angelica! Hope he gets a HUGE box full and feels very loved! :)

  18. Angelica said

    Well, I am curious by nature and just had to find out what a tumbleweed Christmas tree looked like. Not at all what I thought. I WANT one!

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    This one looks huge.

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    I have this thing for weeds, the dried kind. I don’t know why, but for years I would make people stop the car!!! so I could pick dried weeds from the side of the road. When I was single, I had so many bouquets of dried flowers/weeds hanging from the ceiling of my kitchen, you couldn’t fit one more. It smelled like a barn…haha…fresh hay, I mean. I don’t do that anymore but I do have some very large sticks and twigs still leaning against the walls that my husband just yesterday asked me to remove. (We’re redecorating.) Yeah I’ll remove them as far as my study. They just make me happy.

    Got my birthday and Christmas card ready to mail out tomorrow with some peanut butter M&Ms. If they melt, he can just eat peanut butter M&M bark! Awesome!

  19. Angelica said

    Check this out. Hilarious!

  20. betsy said

    I’ve had a card for D sitting here in my home “computer room” as we call it – for 3 months. Just a few weeks ago I wrote in it. I still haven’t sent it. Idk why.
    Thanks for the push I obviously needed. I’ll post it tomorrow.
    (I wrote him a ridiculous poem, couldn’t help it, it just happened. I NEVER do that)
    I don’t really remember what I wrote. Here is a bit I do remember.:
    I hope your meals are delicious
    I hope your bike tires are filled with air
    I hope the sun is warm on your face.

    Have a good night, all. ♥

  21. jans11 said

    Me and my granddaughter sent our cards a few weeks ago. Angie thanked him for her card that he sent her last year. He is just the best! ♥ I usually send a couple of cards a month so I’ve been wanting to send another one but didn’t want it going into the box of his Christmas and birthday cards. He would be getting them all at once and I would rather they were spread out some. But he will probably get enough to keep him busy for awhile.

  22. TXNancy said

    ********************!!!!!!!!!!!!************
    MOTAB youtube channel just posted this! 28 minutes of Glad Christmas Tidings in HD, featuring 4 of David’s songs!!!! Unbelievable quality, MANY NEW VIEWS….how I wish the DVD were like this! Words can’t describe David’s performance. This will make you feel like you are right there.

  23. aww Betsy, I love what you remembered, of your poem… as David would sing ♪’you are the sweetest thiiiing♪
    (now I have to remember when he DID sing that, but you probably will, before me♥

    ……was going to say something else, but the sidebar picture to the left of me interrupted my train of thought… stopped me dead in my tracks. gahhh
    (How he do dat!?)

  24. skydancer1x said

    oh wait,duh, light dawns on Marblehead.
    Angelica, that Parent Rap was great! sent it on to my sisters, and they love it.haha thanks for sharing♥

    22.Tx Nancy
    ah yes,there is so much to love about that video …what can you say? he is just glorious.

  25. Angelica said

    TXNancy, Thanks for the heads up on that MOtab video. That was absolutely glorious!!! I was there but that was a whole new experience! That put me officially in the Christmas spirit with a smile on my face to start my day! Thanks again. This needs to go in unplugged. / Abrra :)

  26. Abrra said

    I have had that Motab video for a few weeks. It is too large a file to upload to Unplugged. My plan is to break it into 2 smaller files. It’s really not any different than the videos I have right now, just that it is a seamless concert of David’s performances.

    Abrra. 486 days
    I blame all errors on my iPhone

  27. Angelica said

    Well it lookted good to me. Maybe I’m just missing him. Finally.

  28. TXNancy said

    Abrra, you’re right, the MOTAB video scenes are the same as on the GCT DVD. When I found this in the wee hours this morning, everything looked different….guess this teaches me to not be watching David when I should be sleeping. The HD quality in the video, though, is much better than on my DVD. I’m just so blessed to have been there for 2 of those MOTAB performances. It was a once-in-a-lifetime, never to be forgotten time for David…..and for us. What a gift, what a treasure he is!!

  29. fenfan said

    What a coincidence seeing the MOTAB video posted here when I have just got the GCT DVD in the mail today!!!!
    Thank you Tawna so very much for the gift and the most touching message in the lovely card.
    I am going to take my time watching it over and over again – Christmas has arrived!
    I was watching TV at my sister’s house when a video of Michael Bublé in concert was shown. My brother-in-law remarked that Mr Bublé was singing mechanically without any soul. Of course I agreed and then said well if you want to see a singer perform with soul and passion then you should watch my favourite singer David Archuleta. I told him and my sister I will show them David singing with MOTAB when I get the DVD. I am sure David will soon have two new fans.

  30. MT said

    Sky,
    LOL There are a couple of pics on the right side bar that do that to me, too!!

  31. Abrra said

    @kariontour
    Look at all the letters coming in for D for the holidays! These will put a smile on his face when he gets them (KS) pic.twitter.com/NJ1k6wgD

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    I just mailed my 2 cards to Elder Archuleta this morning!

    Abrra

  32. mlpb3 said

    Abrra – Mine’s the beige card on the bottom!! :) :) Martha

  33. mlpb3 said

    Angelica – Re: the Tumbleweed trees – those are great pics! I’ve seen the same thing outside on the front lawn with the tumbleweeds spray painted white/silver with decorations. How they keep them from blowing away I don’t know! :) Martha

  34. Angelica said

    Huh. I wonder how they don’t tumble down too, Martha. Must be wire. How cool is that to see your card in that pic? Next stop__David!

  35. djafan said

    Love all the mail!!!

    David on the radio! I think now would be a good time to request David Christmas songs.

    Type in David Archuleta and all your local radio stations will appear.

    http://www.spins.fm/

    Some are playing already!!!

    Monica ‏@starrynites01
    Wow I actually got a David song played on 96.5 KOIT (Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas). Been trying for 3 years ha ha. #Finally

    isabell ‏@isi_invisible
    noway @DavidArchie on a german radio station with a christmas song btw . first time that i hear him on radio

    i72 HOT NEW Country ‏@i72Country
    Now Playing David Archuleta – What Child Is This on Your Continuous Christmas

  36. bebereader said

    First signs of Christmas in NY! It’s snowing today!!! :) I love the snow, as long as I don’t have to walk or drive in it. :)

    As I’m commenting I’m listening to the MoTab performances in comment #22 , thanks, TX Nancy! But they left out my favorite song of David’s set “Los Pastores a Belen”.

    David’s smile at the end of this song is priceless!

    To those who went to MoTab (and there were many), I can only imagine what it was like to be part of the audience and listen to that beautiful sound in an arena that large. I watched it all on video; I even enjoyed the processional, it reminds me of New York City’s Radio City Music Hall’s Annual Christmas Spectacular Show! Except it’s missing David. LOL David looked magnificent at MoTab! Something ’bout him singing Christmas songs that bring one to tears. It’s not the lyrics necessarily, it’s more the heart he puts into the songs. I can no longer listen to anyone else singing Christmas music. Dayzee’s right when she said: “He tears my heart out, stomps on it, yet makes me feel great.”

    Martha, I love your handwriting (on your Christmas card to David) in Kari’s pic. :)

  37. Today started out a day about David. I awoke to an email ping from Amazon reminding me of the cds I have bought asking me if I would like to order more? Well thank you Amazon because I need to do that right away.

    Although I have been delayed with cards for David, sidetracked by matters at home, I headed out to the Halmark store for something special. I stood in front of many Christmas cards searching for ‘the one’ when the music started…’Felix Navidad’…by Jose Feliciano…Oh my the start of hearing the Christmas carols…you all know what it is like in a store even when it is someone David knows singing the song. David had revived the Christmas spirit.

    So Kari if you should happen to drop by the site…David’s Christmas card is arriving from Canada EXPRESS post hopefully Friday!!

    I have asked Abrra to post the card… I wrote very little on it leaving it to Halmark, but I did send Christmas wishes to everyone around him…
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    SB

  38. mlpb3 said

    Bebereader – Thanks for the compliment on my handwriting; I come from a time when cursive writing was really pushed in school. I put a little something in the card so it had to be hand-cancelled lol

    Martha :)

  39. stenocruiser said

    SB — Your card is perfect! It’s as if the message was written specifically for David — ‘what are the chances?’

  40. SandyBeaches said

    Steno…I have Christmas cards here at home, there are numerous stores in between where I could have gone to look for a card. I just had it in my mind that I had to go there. I found other nice ones but I kept on looking. Every word speaks of David. When I went to write a note with it, there was nothing more that I wanted to say except…take care and a little bit more!

    SB

  41. djafan said

    SB, great card. So happy so many are participating. David will be missing family and hopefully all our good cheer and birthday wishes will fill a little of that void.

    I absolutely adore these next two videos. I’d never seen these.

    This is killing me.

  42. djafan said

    Great summary of Chords of Strength.

    http://totheothersideofdown.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/chords-of-strength-by-david-archuleta-a-summary/

  43. bebereader said

    Who’s ready for some Nandito Ako tonight?
    I am!

    Join us at 10PM Eastern

    http://www.livestream.com/saragirl

  44. MT said

    Dja … The Christmas Song, oh man, he sure kills it on that one. His voice is out of this world.

    Bebe, Los Pastores a Belen is my fav too. His personality and joy just shine through on that one. (and his voice ain’t bad either. lol)

    SB, it looks like you found the perfect card for David. Beautiful!

    Martha, How cool that you can see that your letter arrived! Looks like he’ll get a nice box full of BD and Christmas wishes. :)

    Angelica,
    Wow, that is one BIG tumbleweed tree!

    *sigh* Missing him today, so thanks to everyone who posted videos. Just what I needed.

    And thanks to the Admins for all their hard work to keep us hanging together and “hangin’ with David” every day. ♥

  45. bebereader said

    Nice videos, dja! Muchas Gracias!

    SandyBeaches,
    I looked and looked for the perfect card for David but you found it! :)

    “Christmas From The Heart”, the perfect Christmas gift is on sale at Amazon.com for $7 each! I ordered one and then ordered a few more. I was having my haircut the other day and there was some cheesy Christmas music coming out of the speakers. We can’t have that. I promised them I’d be back with the best Christmas CD they ever heard! i plan to distribute them to a few of the stores in my area. Way to up the sales!

    Click to purchase:

    While I was on Amazon I decided to write a review of CFTH. Lots of positive reviews can only help.

  46. Spirit said

    SandyBeaches……Your Christmas card for David is just beautiful and perfect! The Christmas card that I sent had part of the lyrics to “Silent Night” and it included my favorite part….Son of God, Loves pure Light! Love when David takes that part up extra high….like he did when he sang it at the MOTAB concert. Pure bliss!!

    I’m excited to see that the cards I sent David are in the pile, too. Glad they arrived all safe and sound!

  47. tawna21 said

    Push me over with a feather!!! I see my Christmas card to David in the pile!!! *happy dancing*

    Fenfan, I’m so glad the dvd finally got to you. :) Just be sure to come up for air once in awhile while watching it! I’ll bet that there are 2 new fans after you show it to you sister and her hubby!! It’s priceless!

    SB, your card is perfect. Somebody that writes for Halmark knows David! ♥

    ‘Silent Night’ is also not on the MoTab video that is posted. It wasn’t on the PBS special either.

    My daughter was here for Thanksgiving and announced, very importantly, that they are now playing David music in the beauty salon where she works. It might have something to do with the fact that she is the manager….maybe. :)

    I’m just so excited to be playing Christmas music! It brings the better part of me to the surface. That part gets buried pretty deep at times.

    Thanks to all for the videos…. keep ‘em coming :)

    #DA2014

  48. SandyBeaches said

    Bebe…I just hope it gets there on time. it is supposed to be there Friday!!

  49. bebereader said

    SB,
    I can bet that there will be some cards that come late. Maybe Kari will send another small package of cards soon after.

  50. Angelica said

    Wow, SB! Perfect card for David for sure. I sent mine this afternoon and they will get there tomorrow afternoon. I wrote goodness knows what inside. I recall drawing a happy face, music notes and a heart. haha. I’m a fool. I sent 3 cards, one birthday, one Christmas and one motivational. Close up of birthday card. Oooo so sparkly!

    02000

    I also managed to cram the large bag of peanut butter M&M’s inside. :-$ I don’t know why I always have to give him chocolate. Maybe because I have 2 addictions and one of them is chocolate.

    Also been playing CFTH all afternoon. That MOtab video got me in the mood. My favorite song on that is “Los Pastores a Belen” too, Bebe. Couldn’t remember the name of it this morning while I was watching the video and kept saying to myself, “Where’s the San Antonio song?” I have no idea. 8-}

  51. jans11 said

    Those tumbleweeds trees are something else! So different from what I expected too…very nice!

    Love all the MOTAB videos ♥ I played it at work too. One of the ladies was sitting there watching it and asked if that was “that David guy”! haha

    My Christmas card was in Spanish. I thought it was fitting when I seen it at the store and couldn’t resist. It has the English translation on the back. I’m sure he will be thrilled with all the thoughtfulness from all his fans ♥

  52. jans11 said

    Just want to say that I got my FEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! today! :D

  53. goodkarmaseeker said

    Just got my FEES also. He is absolutely beautiful, sweet, gorgeous and sexy in the Rainbow remix. Love the recording and background and the visuals are drool-worthy!!!!!

  54. MT said

    Jan & Goodkarmaseeker,
    Congrats on receiving your FEEs!! He is lookin’ good!. :)

  55. Let’s have a month of David singing Christmas carols, at home, in the car, here, Unplugged ..it comes and goes so fast..

    I mentioned to a man about the time at the MOTABS when it was said that “Silent Night” made grown men cry…and it did. The man said, ” It isn’t right for a real man to cry”…I said you have to be kidding, perhaps you have never been moved as much as David can move someone…When he sang Silent Night, it somehow brought you back to your childhood and I think that is what happened to people that night…

    SB

  56. djafan said

    No FEE yet!!! dang it.

    SB, I’m playing Christmas by David at all hours :) Hubby jumped up to give David a Standing O after Silent Night, he was so moved.

    Love it.

  57. djafan said

    DAPO *news* ‏@DMP_Studio


    [Prod. by Dapo] @DavidArchie ft. Dapo “Drummer Boy” http://youtu.be/5NXoa2PToZQ /dapoandfriendschristmas.com

  58. Djafan…I don’t know how he moved us so that night, but he did. “Drummer Boy”…what a surprise…there are always fabulous surprises…

    SB

  59. SandyBeaches said

    Dja, I see that that was 11 months ago…I hadn’t seen it before, or I was too into the MKOC tour 2011?

  60. SB♥♥,you and I sent the same card!! LOL I got mine yesterday early am, but didn’t get it mailed until this morning.
    wow, we were probably picking out the same card, a country away from each other,at around the same time, or close!
    that’s so funny/weird…how about that?
    ( I also got him a funny cat card “from my cats”, telling D Merry Christmas ,and their most favorite song was “The Cat and Mouse Carol “,that they think its just the purrrrfect Christmas song♥ That card fit inside the other envelope too, so they are together.)
    Angelica, LOVE that you sent the bag of peanut butter M&M’s, hahaha. And I like your birthday card too♥

    ok time for a few videos before bedtime. Think I will hang out with #56 for awhile♥

    .

  61. Djafan said

    Angelica, have I told you how much I love the picture up top? Love it.

    SB, I’m discovering videos I’d never seen before. That night in Utah and David was magical.

    I’d never heard this interview. I love so many things he says here and love him more and more for being just who he is.

  62. Abrra said

    Djafan
    I know you and others like to listen to interviews on your iPod, so I made an mp3 of the one in #61

    David Archuleta MormonWeeklyEd Full Interview aired 14 Dec 2011.mp3
    http://www.mediafire.com/?84h0xm0fbcfaj20

    Abrra 485 days

  63. SandyBeaches said

    Sky, I slipped a birthday at Christmas card into his card as well. Well he will be told the same thing twice and it can never be said often enough! Maybe he will believe it hearing from two countries thousands of miles apart!

    SB

  64. marlie7 said

    My FEE has shipped – can’t wait. Hope it gets here by Christmas!

  65. mlpb3 said

    Haven’t gotten my FEE yet, hopefully soon!!

    Here’s a pic of David recording Christmas From the Heart – I love it!!

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    http://huong4david.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/recording-for-christmas-album-in-studio-1.jpg

    Martha

  66. djafan said

    Christmas From The Heart entire Beaver Creek concert in Part 1 and 2 just uploaded!!!!!!

    Published on Nov 28, 2012 by davidrbecken
    This video was recorded in Beaver Creek, CO on December 6, 2009. It was a stop on David Archuleta’s Christmas From the Heart Tour, which promoted the release of his 2009 Christmas album with the same name. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_from_the_Heart_Tour
    It is recorded at the Vilar Performing Arts Center, which was a small venue. To make it an even smaller crowd, there was a huge blizzard that night. Same thing happened two years later when he appeared there during his My Kind Of Christmas Tour. Huge blizzard, and David’s tour bus was stuck in the ice on way to the airport after the concert. Recording wasnt allowed at that one, so any video you see from the Beaver Creek show of 2011 is rare. I shot the 2009 show from start to finish. This is a 50 minute portion of that. It includes the first half of the concert, which featured songs from his platinum album, CRUSH, then goes into the first half of the Christmas portion of the show, which finishes up in PART II.

    This video was recorded in Beaver Creek, CO on December 6, 2009. It was a stop on David Archuleta’s Christmas From the Heart Tour, which promoted the release of his 2009 Christmas album with the same name. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_from_the_Heart_Tour
    It is recorded at the Vilar Performing Arts Center, which was a small venue. To make it an even smaller crowd, there was a huge blizzard that night. Same thing happened two years later when he appeared there during his My Kind Of Christmas Tour. Huge blizzard, and David’s tour bus was stuck in the ice on way to the airport after the concert. Recording wasnt allowed at that one, so any video you see from the Beaver Creek show of 2011 is rare. I shot the 2009 show from start to finish. This is a 20 minute portion of that, and if I can figure out what I am doing on here, I will add the rest, once I break it into smaller sections. I’m only three years behind!

    Admn Abrra: I added this concert in 2 parts to the Candy jar.
    Note:The song Pat a Pan is split between the 2 parts.

    Here is the folder:
    CFTH Beaver Creek Dec 2009 Full Show in 2 parts
    http://www.mediafire.com/?9wcjmikj8z91e

  67. Dayzee said

    My mailman was soooo good to me yesterday. My WOW orders came, all wrapped separately and stuffed into the box Yayyy! Spent the night glued to the screen. :)

    Sky and SB, I would think everyone would pick out that card for David. I would have if I had seen it. And like you said, no need to add to it.

    When my Iphone plays by alphabet the first two songs are Above the Northern Lights and then Neil Diamond’s America. ANL is so silky, surreal, dreamy/creamy, low and slow. When I hear that final “dreams take fliiiiiiight” I am all mellow and boneless.

    Then up comes “America”! All bouncy and raucus, high glory notes, patriotism with muscle. It’s like “Wake up and do something”. No wonder he keeps us captivated.
    So many facets.

  68. Abrra said

    Dayzee
    My song list is a bit different:

    Above the Nothern Lights
    ALTNOY
    American Idol Gives Back Shout To The Lord
    American Idols Live Tour Apologize
    Angels
    Ave Maria SLC-1
    ……………..

    You get my drift? All the live performances in the Candy Jar waiting for you :)

    I put the Christmas Tour shows for 2009 and 2011 plus the MOTAB performances up on a loop in Unplugged for the Christmas season.

    Abrra 484 days

  69. djafan said

    Broken will be sung in Idaho!!!!

    “In addition to the choral pieces, individual members who auditioned and earned the privilege to perform for the coveted, independent solo and ensemble spots will perform. Those students are Jessica and Aubrey Jones, singing J.J. Niles arrangement of “I Wonder As I Wander,” Dasani Belnap singing “Broken” by David Archuleta and in honor of those who lost their homes in the Charlotte fire. Also performing are Claire Baker singing “See The Joy,” Isabella Dougherty singing “Little One” and Anna LeFevre playing the piano solo, “The First Noel.” Nicole Harman will sing “Where Are You Christmas” from Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” and Abigail Ralphs will sing “I’m Getting’ Nuttin’ For Christmas.”

    http://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/article_ceb6958a-3a41-11e2-8fac-001a4bcf887a.html

  70. bebereader said

    I mailed my two cards off to David yesterday at the post office. Hopefully Kari receives them in time to fit them in the shipment tomorrow!

    I listened to the Mormon Weekly video in comment #61 last night. David’s speaking
    voice is like a soothing balm. He could be talking pig latin; the tone is just so pleasant. It makes sense that he would have a beautiful speaking voice because he’s singing voice is beyond beyond.

    djafan,
    The CFTH Beaver Creek video is a rare find for the banter between songs alone!!! Muchas muchas gracias! It looks like David is having a great time at the show. This side of David is exactly what I’m missing! Badly!

    My new laptop arrived about an hour ago. I am hoping that this is the last time I will struggle to comment here on my antiquated PC that is allergic to multi-tasking. LOL Have to go unwrap my new toy now. ;)

  71. djafan said

    My ipod song list.

    Above Northern Lights
    Angel
    Angels
    Angels We Have Heard On High
    Angels From The Realms of Glory
    Apologize
    Ave Maria
    (A Little To Not Over You somehow ended up as Too Little Not Over You)

    Barriers
    Be Still My Soul
    Beautiful
    Bridge Over Trouble Water
    Broken

  72. Dayzee said

    Abrra, you know I love the cookie jar. My ALTNOY is bundled with other things, but I did not have the AI ones you mentioned. I love it that you would check for me. You know I don’t want to miss anything Davidy. TY

  73. Dayzee said

    Oh, and Djafan, how exciting that David’s Broken is listed on the Idaho program. Thanks for finding these items for us. It makes me happy to know his work is appreciated and being performed.

  74. bluesky said

    70 Bebereader!!!!!

    New toys! I love it! I hope you have a blast!

  75. Abrra said

    Here is the folder for AI 7

    http://www.mediafire.com/?gq9j5i9k33cr4

    I labeled them so that you can make a playlist for American Idol (and drag them over after you download). They will be in the order that he performed them.

    Abrra

  76. Abrra said

    Roselyn from the Philippines emailed us to talk about her art sketches of David.

    Photobucket

    This is Roselyn Garcia from the Philippines, I use the name “thefictionfreak” on The Voice comments. First of all, I wanna give a shout out for all you guys for all the wonderful posts and nice comments. You rock! Thanks so much. Anyway, I just wanna answer a question one of you guys asked a few weeks ago. The question is how David inspired me to sketch..here’s my answer.

    How David inspired me to sketch

    Last year, I was just a girl who likes art. I’ve been into creative things since I was little and drawing has always been a hobby to me. I love it and I always get this strange but amazing feeling every time I’m drawing something… it’s just like what David feels every time he’s singing, ya know (must be the reason why I really can relate to him). But I didn’t see myself as an artist then. I was thinking maybe I would never be good enough to become an artist because my drawing skills were a little too pathetic. I’m gonna do something else when I grow up… something more practical, that’s what I was thinking.

    I still wanted to pursue art in high school, but I became an athlete and I was so focused that I totally forgot about my passion in art. I was a sophomore when I first heard about our dear David and things picked up from there. Oh you know what happened! My life became beautiful, colorful… He’s got that face that I know I’ll never get tired of drawing. On my free time, I tried to draw simple portraits of David but I always end up with a mess. College came. I absolutely wanted to go to an art school but I knew my family could not afford it so I just settled with a cheaper course. I still tried drawing David every now and then. In 2011, after kajillions of attempts and epic-failures, I was finally able to create two considerable portraits of David. But it’s not good, I’m telling you. LOLJK.

    It was because of David’s mission announcement last year that a massive bolt of inspiration hit me hard on the chest. It was that turning point in my life. I was so grief-stricken because he was about to leave at the time that I know I’m so head-over-heels in love with him. He has given me so much joy, so much inspiration that I could not imagine the next two years without him. Oh you know. (But of course, I’m okay now. I’m BEYOND happy for his decision.) At that moment, I felt like this majestic David Archuleta person was doing what he really wanna do, he’s doing what God wants him to do, he’s following his heart… and me being so centered on him particularly at that moment, wanted to dedicate all my time for him. I wanted to do something for him, something that can show him how much I support him and how much love him. But how do I show it? I can use twitter, but I can tweet all of my heart’s content and it will never be enough. And then it dawned to me… words are never enough to describe all my feelings for him… so I just thought maybe I could express it through art. Maybe I could draw a good portrait of him and he might be able to see it. David is very appreciative, I know it would make him smile, but only if I will do it well. So I did, I got all the inspiration in the world to draw him with all my best. While doing the portrait, all I could think about was “This is all for you David, I wanna be my best because of you,” haha. When I finished it, I couldn’t believe what I did. I was satisfied with the result. It was that moment in my life that I realized I really can make it, and I made it because of David.

    It was January then, David was in Manila and it was the best chance to show him the product of the inspiration he brought me. But I live somewhere far from Manila; I live in Batangas. I was not able to see him at the beach and that kinda bummed me, so I just traveled to Manila and was able to catch the Grand Fans Day. That was the first time I saw him so very close to where I was standing. I’m telling you, it’s one of the greatest moments in my life. Seriously. Too bad, I didn’t have a M&G ticket so I just tried to creep the portrait up from the crowd and hoped for David to just catch a glimpse of it. And he did! He did! I was already rejoicing. I will never forget how his eyes clicked up at the sight of his portrait on my hands.

    After that, a series of Archusketches was made, all inspired by our dear David. I always say that drawing a portrait of the person you love is one of life’s greatest joys, and drawing David is such a pleasure to me. It’s not just because he has the most beautiful face I’ve ever seen, it’s because he is the reason why I realized that I have a special gift from God. He is my inspiration, and I think the best way to show all gratitude that I feel for him is to put it into art. If I could, I’ll draw his face for the rest of my life and I will never get tired of it, that’s how much I love drawing him.

    I am hoping that someday, David will get to see my portraits of him personally. I am hoping that seeing my artworks will put a smile of his face and will make him realize how much he’s done to make me the better person that I am now. Not only did he help me become an artist who is now able to help her family financially, he also helped me strengthen my faith in God and so much more. My eyes are now open to the heights to which I could soar… and I thank David Archuleta for that.

    (Sorry for rambling… I didn’t know it would be this long haha. Sorry for all the typos and grammatical errors too. But anyway, I attached the photo of the latest portrait collage I made. You can post that on the site too. Thanks so much! Lot’s of love!)

    Just lovely, Roselyn! You are so gifted :)

    Abrra 483 days

  77. djafan said

    David came in at #2!!!

    Musiqtone.com ‏@musiqtone
    ur new no. 2 overall is @DavidArchie, who sealed it with a no. 2 finish on the web, finished 5th in mobile but help from @the_summer_set …

    23m Musiqtone.com ‏@musiqtone
    The Final Top 12 is up: http://bit.ly/quUfS8 … @taylorswift13 retains her no. 1 spot but is unable to finish 1-2 for a 3rd straight week!

    Love that Rickey refers to David by his true status – International Superstar Sensation :)

    David Archuleta and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir – A Wondrous Christmas – Video
    by Rickey on Fri November 30, 2012 at 09:51 am
    Here’s American Idol international superstar sensation and missionary Elder David Archuleta singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Watch the video here.

    http://www.rickey.org/david-archuleta-and-the-mormon-tabernacle-choir-a-wondrous-christmas-video/

    Voting and other links!!!!

    http://thevoicedavidarchuleta.com/2012/11/26/to-david-archuleta-with-love/

    Gladys travels to Chile today!!!

    Gladys de Argentina que lleges bien y salva a tu destinacion. Y que disfrutes de la maravilla que es David ♥

    Gladys from Argentina may you arrive safe and sound to your destination. And enjoy the marvelous David ♥

  78. collegemom said

    So excited for Gladys!

  79. MT said

    Gladys,
    I’ve been thinking of you today. Safe Travels, Have a wonderful trip!

    Bebe,
    Congrats on your new toy!

    I need a new PC and don’t know what to get. Mine seems to be getting slower and slower. Any recommendations that don’t cost and arm and a leg? What brand did you get? Did you order online? If so, from where?

    Abrra,
    Rosalyn’s art is so good! I wish I could draw half that good. Even my stick men look drunk and off balance. LOL

    Dja,
    #2! Go David! Go fans! Woo hoo!! He is still a force to be reckoned with (even gone), and so are we. :D

  80. Abrra said

    The Voice has received an anonymous offer of a BEGIN. CD. If you are unable to get the CD, send a request to thevoiceda@gmail.com We will forward your email to the doner.

    Abrra

  81. djafan said

    From Latina Magazine

    David Archuleta, 21

    We first saw David as one of the youngest contestants on American Idol’s seventh season and boy did he win over our hearts! He may not have won his season — that honor went to David Cook — but he was the runner-up and released an album mere months later. He released his fifth album Begin this past summer shortly after starting a two-year mission in South America. We can’t wait for his return!

    http://www.latina.com/entertainment/50-brightest-latino-stars-under-25?slide=13

  82. djafan said

    Love this ♥

    tabard ‏@tabard

    I don’t know who this David Archuleta guy is who keeps popping up on my Pandora Xmas station, but his voice is *amazing*! #music

  83. djafan said

    I GOT MY FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. Safe travels Gladys and Much Joy!! Reminded of my travels to see and hear David the last two Christmas Seasons. So happy for you. Memories for a life time :)

  85. MT said

    Saw this video tweeted. It’s not David, but whoever produced this song and video … oh man, I would love to see them work with David on his return. Pretty please? :D

    Can you imagine David singing a love song IN SPANISH and doing a video something like this?

  86. MT said

    Dja, Yayyyyyyyyy!!!

  87. collegemom said

    It gives me so much pleasure knowing that people who have never heard a Voice like The Voice are going to be surprised by hearing magical Christmas songs! All of us who have heard him in person know what is in store for those unsuspecting audience members!

  88. bluesky said

    Gladys: safe, safe, travels.

    Empty your mind, breathe, enjoy. Then tell us everything!

  89. Angelica said

    Roselyn (thefictionfreak) Your drawings are so good! You really caught the expression in his eyes and mouth. I loved your story of how David has inspired you to find your bliss. Hope you will keep following it. You have a real gift.

    Safe travels Gladys!

  90. Abrra said

    Here is what I am doing on a Friday night. It’s an ENDLESS tumblr search of David Archuleta. WARNING!!! Very addicting. ;) The more you scroll, the more pictures show up.

    http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/david-archuleta?before=1335549015

    Abrra

  91. gladys1961 said

    hello I arrived perfectly Chile, and now I have dined 11.34 pm, I have to organize the day Saturday.

  92. bluesky said

    Roselyn/thefictionfreak

    Thank you so very much for sharing your inspiring story with us here. I loved reading about how you felt and thought and overcame what you saw as your short comings. Congratulations, on your accomplishments! I wish you every joy in your work!

    always,
    bluesky

  93. betsy said

    Yaaaay Gladys!

    I don’t typically post non-david videos here, but this has to be the exception.
    I SO wish David could see it. ♥
    Oh, get out the Kleenex.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=457420397658168&set=vb.100001706350846&type=2&theater

  94. Gayle122890 said

    Something Bout Love playing at at&t store! 💖. People gathering around to check out the sound system. Or is it the sound? I love it. 😄

  95. bebereader said

    This comment is coming to you from my new laptop. It’s amazing to see how much technology has improved in the last six years while I was sitting at my old PC.
    Thanks Bluesky and MT for the congrats! MT, I bought a Dell laptop, online, after a lot of research, consultation and procrastination. LOL

    djafan,
    Yayy for your FEE!

    Roslyn,
    Thank you for sharing your collage of David and your story with us. Your sketches of him are nothing short of awesome. If I wasn’t a diehard fan, it would be hard to understand how one person can be so inspiring for so many people and even change their lives for the better. But it’s very clear to see how this happens with David and so frequently.

    Gladys,
    Glad to read that you arrived in Chile safely. Onward and forward, my dear.

  96. bluesky said

    Betsy.. loved it.

  97. Angelica said

    Betsy, thanks for sharing that video. So heart-warming and what a great reminder to everyone at that mall the true reason for the season. ♥

    Bebe, congratulations! You will love the speed and ease of traveling on the information super highway with your new computer!

  98. Roslyn,
    your drawings of D are stunning! thank you so much,for sharing them with us♥
    Angelica is right, you really captured the expression in his eyes and mouth! wow…just beautiful.

    Abrra,Betsy,Dja,MT thanks for all the goodies,been away from the computer today and now I am here late and I was starving for some David!♥ Have been here for over an hour, jumping from article to videos to artwork to comments, been lost in the vortex, and now am very happy and content and full, and ready to sleep. :))) “per chance to dream”♥
    or something like that.

    Bebe♥ glad you are up and running on your new computer!
    night all.
    ps, Betsy, that was an awesome video!.. I wish D could see that one too,

  99. skydancer1x said

    ooooh gladys♥ excited for youuuuuu!

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