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Mistletoe

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img_1189Day 12 of the Christmas countdown. I was wondering where the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe comes from and found this:

“The plant’s association with romance dates back to ancient Norse mythology. By the 18th century, stealing a kiss beneath the mistletoe became a common practice among British servants and the tradition spread from there. According to the tradition, it’s bad luck to refuse a kiss beneath the mistletoe. After the kiss, the couple is to pluck one of the berries from the plant. Once all the berries are gone, the bough no longer has the power to command kisses. So if you hang a bough of mistletoe this year, make sure it has plenty of berries on it.”

Learn more about the origins of Christmas traditions from Fox News here.

Draw/paint along with me as I countdown to Christmas. When posting tag adventmcr. Teri is painting along on Instagram. See her mistletoe here. Marion is drawing along. See her post here.

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Watercolor Artist, seascape painter, collector of creative inspiration. Sign up for my newsletter!

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