Monday, December 13, 2010

Blame it on the Mistletoe

Know the history behind mistletoe?  Apparently, the tradition of kissing underneath mistletoe dates back to heathen times in pre-Christian Europe.  Men, as I'm sure you know, get the privilege of smooching with good lookin' gals underneath the pretty (and poisonous) berries.  With every kiss, they must pluck a berry.  When the berries are gone, the kissing right is revoked.

I grew up with a mistletoe ball in our home every Christmas.  Even at 10 years old, I knew it was the ugliest old mistletoe ball on the planet, but I loved it all the same.  Now that I'm ten years older and have my own home, I want my own mistletoe!

Here are a few ways you can bring the lovin' (and heathen roots) of mistletoe into your home:

LOVE the sign above this mistletoe at the House of Smiths.  I think I'm going to have to make this at my next year's Christmas craft party.

How about this awesome mistletoe headband from Pink Suede Shoe?  I am totally digging it!

If you're short on time this year, buy this handmade ribbon mistletoe ball from TheSweetRibbons

How beautiful is this felt mistletoe ornament?  Also for sale by lupin.

Wowzas!  Check out this mistletoe silhouette!  

I will never get tired of making hand print crafts with my kiddos.  Can you believe how many different things a handprint can be?  Reindeer antlers, Santa's beard, leaves on a wreath....

How do YOU mistletoe?

1 comment:

  1. What a fun roundup, and a fun new blog! Thanks for including my project.


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