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September 10, 2017

What do Charles Dickens, the Celtic Druids, Virgil’s The Aeneid, and approximately 75 percent of Australia’s bird population have in common? Well, mistletoe, of course. And while many of us most readily associate the leafy, white-berried boughs with Christmas, kissing,...

September 10, 2017

Druids believed mistletoe growing on oak trees was the most sacred form of the plant and that it offered protection from all evil, as well as being the source of much magic. The early Christian church banned the use of mistletoe because of its association with Druids.

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September 10, 2017

Often used as a symbol of renewal because it stays green all winter, mistletoe is famed for its stolen-kisses power. But the plant also is important to wildlife, and it may have critical value for humans, too. Extracts from mistletoe—newly used in Europe to combat colo...

July 24, 2017

Decorating the home is a Christmas tradition, but have you ever wondered where these holiday rituals come from? We’ll take a look at the origins behind some of the most popular holiday decorations.

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It’s not Christmas without the smell of fresh pine ne...

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