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The History of Mistletoe – The Kissing Plant

We all love to kiss under the mistletoe at Christmas.  But have you ever wondered why we do this during the holidays? The history of mistletoe actually goes back centuries.  What a month this is going to be!  Did you know that there are over 150 National Days in December to celebrate? December 1st is National …

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The Many Faces of Winter – Cold and Snowy Winter Photos

These snowy winter photos show the majesty of the cold months. For me, winter is a time of reflection. I think back on the year that has passed and ahead to the one which is yet to come.  As the days get shorter and so much colder, I hunker down and do things that I …

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The Traditions of Christmas Greenery

Each year during the festive season, our homes get decorated with all manner of holiday greenery. Believe it or not, there are documented traditions of Christmas greenery that have been passed on through the years. Whether it be holly and ivy, Christmas trees of fir or spruce, Mistletoe balls and sprigs, or other forms of …

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