Kissing under the mistletoe at Christmas is a time-honored
tradition ... and with the plant's magical history, it's little
The mistletoe plant lives in the air, planting its roots in the
trunks and branches of trees, a welcome flash of bright green in a
sea of winter white. The Druids viewed the plant as a powerful
symbol of vitality and fertility, and the ancient Greeks and Romans
believed it could cure all manner of illnesses with its life-giving
properties. In the Middle Ages, people hung sprigs of mistletoe to
bring good luck and ward off evil spirits. The association with
kissing dates back to the ancient Roman midwinter festival of
Saturnalia, the Victorians popularized the tradition as we know it
This holiday season, dress up your doorway with a unique twist on
the Christmas classic: a full sprig of mistletoe, all stitched in
freestanding lace! It's simple to put together, and oh so sweet.
We'll show you how!