Kissing underneath a sprig of mistletoe became particular popular during the Victorian era, with a berry picked for every kiss shared underneath it! While it had ancient links to good luck and scaring off evil spirits it was also thought to help fertility. It’s thought this is how the tradition of kissing underneath it came about.
If you’re lucky enough to have mistletoe growing in your garden it generally grows on apple trees. If you don’t, see if you can forage for it, keeping an eye out for its distinctive round shape. Do check out my blog if you’d like to have a go at growing your own. It’s great for wildlife as the berries, while poisonous to us, are a great source of food for birds.
This decorative make is a simple idea that needs a good pair of secateurs, garden twine and decorative ribbon, maybe recycled from previous Christmas presents.
Trim sections of mistletoe from the main stalk as close to the middle as possible.