Do you ever wonder how some of our Christmas decorations came to be such traditions. What on earth possessed someone to say, "Let's bring a tree indoors and drape it with lights and baubles."? While I can appreciate the obvious choice of holly as a winter decoration, I never knew the Druids placed special significance on it during the winter solstice. And what do holly and ivy have to do with one another anyway? Check out some of David Beaulieu's holiday decorating insights and strike up a conversation over your Christmas Eve eggnog.
- The Controversial History of Decorating With Christmas Trees
- Christmas Holly and the Winter Solstice
- "The Holly and the Ivy " - The Meaning Behind a Curious Christmas Carol
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