Mistletoe Tradition!

I think it’s pretty safe to say the world is going to turn for another day, but just in case, remain in your bunker and enjoy learning about Mistletoe! 🙂

I have talked about a Christmas wedding, but totally neglected to talk about the Mistletoe tradition! Mistletoe is a big part of the Christmas tradition for couples who like to meet underneath and share a kiss. But why does this plant have such a romantic past? And why at Christmas?

It turns out the Mistletoe tradition comes from Europe (like most long-held traditions). We have it at Christmas because it was usually gathered around the time of the winter solstice. It was thought to have powers of fertility, which is why a kiss underneath was thought to be powerful.

Kissing under the Mistletoe was also thought to be a symbol of engagement. A couple who kissed under the Mistletoe was a promise to marry. My fiancé and I haven’t done that yet…maybe we should to solidify it…. 🙂

So why not include this loving plant in your Christmas wedding? Or, if you have a Christmas engagement shoot, bring along some Mistletoe! It certainly would be in keeping with the tradition of a promise to marry!

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