Christmas Holly

And here’s a great post about lovely holly and a how-to on making a wreath. Merry Christmas!

Lisa s Everyday Life

Since our last cold spell about the only thing with color is my large holly tree with red berries. But what do you know about Holly and its Christmas tie in?

Holly, Ivy and other greenery such as Mistletoe were originally used in pre-Christian times to help celebrate the Winter Solstice Festival and ward off evil spirits and to celebrate new growth. … In pagan times, Holly was thought to be a male plant and Ivy a female plant.

What does Holly represent at Christmas?A holly’s pointed leaves symbolize the crown of thorns placed on Jesus’ head before he died on the cross. Holly is known as christdorn in German, meaning “Christ thorn.” Both of these symbols are meant to serve as a reminder to Christians of Jesus’ suffering, but they aren’t the only stories tying holly to Jesus.

Holly facts :

Ilex, or holly, is a genus of…

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