Mistleotoe: What is the story behind the mistletoe traditions we celebrate? Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? Pinboard # 3 on these Top 3 Mistletoe Pinterest Pinboards can answer those questions!
Pinboard # 2 will show you an array of couples kissing under the mistletoe – famous ones like Mickey & Minnie and Miss Piggy & Kermit, or not so famous ones, like a cute little boy and girl, as well as a London soldier who brings his own mistletoe to make sure he gets his Christmas kiss.
And, Pinboard #1 will open your eyes to numerous arts and crafts activities centered around the mistletoe, one of the most enjoyable being “Mistletoes” with a mistletoe made by your baby’s footprint with green washable paint on most any surface you wish. For a terrific and informative read on mistletoe, you’ve come to the right place. Sit back and enjoy!
Top 3 Pinterest Mistletoe Pinboards
1. pinterest.com/explore/mistletoe-craft: You’ll love this first Mistletoe Pinterest Pinboard. It features different types of crafts concerning mistletoe. For example, there are mistletoe coloring sheets, crochet patterns, quilting patterns and cross-stitch ideas. You’ll have fun browsing through this helpful mistletoe pinboard!
- Glittering Mistletoe Ball
- DIY Felt Mistletoe
- Tutorial on Coloring Holly
- Pinterest Mistletoes Footprints Pin-Plate
- Survival Kit
- Kissing Ball
- Mistletoe Christmas Crafts for Kids
- DIY Wreath Idea
- Crochet Mistletoe
- Pinterest Free Christmas Mistletoe Patterns Pin
- Holiday Printables
- Ball Ornaments
- Stained Glass Sprig
- Picture Ideas
- Mistletoe Coloring Outline
- DIY Crochet Pattern
- Pinterest Mistletoe Printable Pattern Pin
- Holiday Garland
- Quilt Pattern
2. pinterest.com/eeg326/christmas-kiss-me-under-the-mistletoe: this is a fun Mistletoe Pinterest Pinboard. You’ll like all the various couples kissing under the mistletoe, those from throughout the years to modern couples. You’ll delight in known couples like Mickey & Minnie and Miss Piggy & Kermit, to President Reagan & Nancy Reagan, to unknown couples who are just as endearing, like a cute little boy and girl kissing under the mistletoe, to a London soldier at a train station who brings his own mistletoe to make sure he gets his Christmas kiss. Take a look at this amusing mistletoe pinboard. You won’t be disappointed.
- Cover – Miss America Magazine, December 1946 – Lady Under the Mistletoe
- Vintage – Howard Chandler Christy
- Vintage Image – Santa and Mistletoe
- Actors Charles “Buddy” Rogers and Mary Brian –
- Girl Kisses Soldier Under Mistletoe – Stock Photo
- A Soldier at a London Train Station Takes Along Some Mistletoe to Make Sure He Gets His Christmas Kiss
- Under The Mistletoe by Norman Rockwell, 1919
- Mickey & Minnie Kissing Under the Mistletoe
- Junk Shop Juke Box: Under the Mistletoe
- Snoopy Kissing Lucy Under the Mistletoe
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
- Errol Flynn and Lili Damita
- Mom & Dad Pinterest Kissing Under the Mistletoe Pin
- Soldier Returning Home
- President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan
- Miss Piggy and Kermit
3. pinterest.com/galewarning/mistletoe: this final Mistletoe Pinterest Pinboard is fascinating! In this pinboard, in addition to great images of mistletoe, there is quite a bit of information on Celtic mistletoe lore, dating back to the ancient Druids. In this section I have included tidbits of information all taken from some pins featured on this pinboard. Stick around and read about the stories behind mistletoe, how it started out as a harmful weapon and ended up as a symbol of love, peace and goodwill, and find out why we kiss under the mistletoe! Check out the pinboard to read for yourself, and to see all the pretty pictures assembled in this awesome pinboard on mistletoe!
- Banned as a pagan symbol, mistletoe was revived by the Victorians who thought it was a sign of love and good luck.
- In the Celtic language, Mistletoe means “All Heal”.
- Druid priests gave mistletoe to people, who hung them over doorways as protection against thunder, lightning and other evils.
- Ancient Druids considered mistletoe sacred because they thought it must have been planted by the gods.
- A goddess whose son was shot by an arrow made of mistletoe decided when he was recovered that mistletoe should never
- be used for harm again, so she made it a symbol of love by kissing anyone who passed under it.
- Mistletoe bears fruit at the time of the Winter Solstice, the birth of the new year.
- When ancient warriors met beneath the mistletoe they had to put down their weapons and call a truce.
- It then became a sign of peace and goodwill.
- In Celtic mythology, mistletoe was considered a remedy for barrenness in animals and an antidote to poison although poisonous itself.
- Numerous traditions connect the three Solstice plants: Mistletoe, Holly, and Ivy.
- Picture: Druid arch-priestess with mistletoe.
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