Christmas card, Anonymous

Christmas card, Anonymous

Christmas card
Anonymous
Britain
19th century
Museum no. unregistered

The tradition of kissing beneath the mistletoe originates in an old Norse practice of warring enemies calling truce under mistletoe, completing their pledge with a kiss. This kiss symbolised an exchange of souls. Apart from encouraging peace and reconciliation, mistletoe was believed to have medicinal and healing properties.

This card can be found in Print Room Box 3.