Christmas Decor, part 1: Mistletoe

So, as everyone does, we pretty much decorate our home with the same Christmas decorations year after year. This year, I have a couple new items here and there and a few DIY projects up my sleeve to differentiate a bit. And I plan on telling you about them all – stay tuned for more throughout the month, here is my first.

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We’ve never hung mistletoe in our home, so I decided it was time!  Even though I certainly don’t need an excuse to give my cute husband or sweet baby a smooch, I love the tradition of it.

Wikipedia claims: “According to ancient Christmas custom, a man and a woman who meet under a hanging of mistletoe were obliged to kiss. The custom may be of Scandinavian origin.”

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Anyway, I found this felt mistletoe at West Elm (on sale), added a red bow, and hung it in our dining area looking into the kitchen.

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Now the smooches are flying in our house!!

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